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CNM, Project Heart Start Team Up to Offer CPR Trainings to Area Businesses

September 12, 2014 -- Project Heart Start and CNM’s Workforce Training Center have teamed up to offer area businesses compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (COCPR) trainings, which prepare participants to save a life.
CNM, Project Heart Start Team Up to Offer CPR Trainings to Area Businesses

Jul 16, 2015

"The 40-minute training will familiarize participants with the hands-only technique that can be used in emergency situations when somebody is suffering from a cardiac arrest,” said Barry W. Ramo, MD, and director of Project Heart Start. “Our mission is to teach individuals to perform compression-only CPR and to encourage the placement of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in high traffic areas.”

The trainings include a short video, followed by practicing the technique on mannequins. Attendees will also learn how to respond to someone suddenly collapsing, how to recognize heart attack symptoms, how to use an AED, and how to assist someone who is choking.

The program is a 90-day pilot project between the CNM Workforce Training Center and the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation.

Instructors, provided by the Workforce Training Center, can go to businesses to provide the training and Project Heart Start administers the program. 

The Workforce Training Center conducted the first training on Sept. 12 for 60 people at a local business.