Students prepare for medical emergencies

May 16, 2017 

Youngsters practice Hands-Only CPR at Underwood Elementary School.

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Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Underwood Elementary School have learned how to save a life in only two steps.

Representatives from the American Heart Association taught the students late last month how to perform hands-only CPR, which is regular cardiopulmonary resuscitation without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended when a teen or adult suddenly collapses in an “out-of-hospital” setting.

The procedure consists of two steps: First, calling 911 (or asking someone else to do so), and then pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest.

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