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Tequesta Trace Middle School Students Learn CPR to the Beat of “Staying Alive”

Thursday, November 14, 2013

WHO:        Tequesta Trace Middle School Students

WHAT:         More than 500 students at Tequesta Trace Middle School will put on their dancing shoes and learn Hands-Only CPR by American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care volunteers. The volunteers are from several Broward County Training Centers including Baptist Health South Florida - Urgent Care & Outpatient Services, Broward Health, Broward College, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, Nova Southeastern University and TeamHealth.

WHEN:    Friday, November 15, 2013, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Presentations are 55 minutes each.)

WHERE:    Tequesta Trace Middle School, 1800 Indian Trace, Weston

WHY:        Students will learn the “push hard and fast” in the center of the chest lifesaving skill to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. This method has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.

More than 5,000 middle school students will benefit from the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR life saving skill training, which is supported by an educational grant from the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation.


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