You are here: Home Employees Employee News Employees Can Learn 'New' CPR During Health Fair
Posted October 18, 2012

Note: This news item is more than a year old. Browse for more current news.

Employees Can Learn 'New' CPR During Health Fair

Dr. Barry Ramo will join Superintendent Brooks to kick off the annual Employee Health Fair and encourage employees to participate in Project Heart Start on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

APS employees will have an opportunity to learn the new form of CPR called Compression-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation during three sessions being taught Wednesday, Oct. 24, as part of the Employee Health Fair.

Called Project Heart Start, the classes teaching the new form of CPR will be taught at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at City Centre. No need to sign up; participation is free and on a walk-in basis.

Dr. Barry Ramo will join Superintendent Winston Brooks at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to kick off the annual Employee Health Fair and encourage employees to participate in Project Heart Start.

Dr. Ramo, a staff cardiologist for the New Mexico Heart Institute, is often featured on Action 7 News discussing health issues from the latest treatments for diabetes to the best ways to lose weight. He is an advocate of the new form of CPR.

Project Heart Start teaches that when an adult suddenly collapses, the rescuer should call 911 and then compress the chest hard and fast at around 100 compressions a minute. This means no more fumbling around trying to find a pulse, no mouth‐to‐mouth breathing and no complicated sequences to remember. It is easy to learn and more importantly, easy to remember.

Project Heart Start will focus on three aspects of saving a life:

  • Calling 911 immediately
  • Beginning chest compressions at the rate of 100 or more per minute until emergency medical personnel arrive.
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if available.
Document Actions
Filed under:
News
What Thanksgiving is All About
Superintendent Reedy's holiday message
Continuing Our Thanksgiving Meal Tradition
Many of our elementary schools serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal to students and families.
Student of the Week Libni Perez
A senior at College and Career High School.
Save the Date: #Nov38 on the 28th
We've turned an old typo into an annual opportunity to celebrate generosity and kindness.
Meet the Class of 2018 Selfless Seniors
For a decade now, the APS Education Foundation has been recognizing high school seniors who selflessly give back to their communities.