Project Heart Start
On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at the University of New Mexico Johnson Gym, KOAT’s Project Heart Start
will teach Albuquerque families a “new” form of CPR called Compression‐Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). This is the second year for this important event. If an adult suddenly collapses, the new CPR requires the rescuer to 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 rescue (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.
- The use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if available.