In January 2014, the City of Richmond was one of only five cities chosen
by the American Heart Association and Cities of Service to
receive 500 CPR Anytime Kits (or Hands-Only™ CPR training kits) to help
turn more residents into lifesavers.
Nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the
United States, and 89 percent of victims die because they don’t receive
immediate CPR from someone on the scene. To help remedy this issue,
Neighbor-to-Neighbor partnered with the Richmond Ambulance
Authority, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and The
American Heart Association of Greater Richmond to train 250 low-income
public housing residents and 250 low-income Latino residents in
Hands-Only™ CPR, thus equipping 500 residents with this life-saving
training. Hands-Only CPR is a quick, easy way to save more lives. Each
of the 500 trained volunteers will train a minimum of five additional
people (2,500 people) in Hands-Only™ CPR for a total of 3,000 people
trained. These trained volunteers will act as first responders in cardiac
arrest emergencies, using their skills to more than double a community
member’s chances of survival.
Future analysis of this preparedness will be evaluated.
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