On Wednesday, May 18, local EMS provider American Medical Response (formerly Rural/Metro) will teach residents to save lives through compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR's annual "CPR Challenge" and nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week.
Free training will be offered from 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. tomorrow in the main lobby of Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), 462 Grider St., Buffalo.
Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim's body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival.
For more information about AMR's CPR Challenge, visit www.amr.net/CPR.