Knowlton Technologies and the American Heart Association teaming up to save lives through CPR

With nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests outside of the hospital occurring in homes, knowing how to perform CPR is critically important[1]. CPR, especially if performed immediately, could double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival[2].

That is why the American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and education, and Knowlton Technologies are adding lifesavers to the chain of survival by providing Hands-Only CPR education resources through CPR in Schools™ Training Kits.

Earlier this month, the Association, along with sponsor Knowlton Technologies, presented a training kit to Sackets Harbor Central School. The training kit enables students to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR in just one class period. Plus, the kit teaches automated external defibrillator (AED) use and choking relief. The easy-to-use kit is designed specifically for the needs of schools. Each kit can train hundreds of people.

Seniors at Sackets Harbor learn Hands-Only CPR

“Knowlton Technologies is thrilled to collaborate with the American Heart Association to sponsor a CPR in Schools Training Kit and training for Sackets Harbor students and staff,” said William Hardin, business manager and site lead. “Educating the public about CPR training will literally save lives.”

“Unfortunately, too many sudden cardiac arrest victims don’t get the help they need,” said Stacy Spaziani, regional director of the American Heart Association. “Knowing how to respond in a cardiac emergency when seconds matter can be the difference between life and death. Thanks to support from Knowlton Technologies, we will be able to help hundreds of students respond in those crucial first moments after cardiac arrest.”

Quick, simple and easy-to-learn, Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective in the first few minutes as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public[3].

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