Palmdale Regional Medical Center to Host Free Hands-Only CPR Training on “Sidewalk CPR Day”

Monday, June 3, 2024
Close up of someone performing hands-only CPR.

Southwest Healthcare’s Palmdale Regional Medical Center (PRMC) will provide no-cost ‘Hands-only’ CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day – Thursday, June 6 , from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. PRMC is one of many sites across Los Angeles County that will provide this training throughout the first week of June.

This is a come-and-go event open to the public – come any time between 8:00 a.m. and Noon for this quick 10-minute training. Videos will also be available to watch.

Training Programs at SWH Palmdale

For more information about this upcoming training, contact Palmdale Regional Education Department at 661-382-5604.

“Hands-Only CPR empowers bystanders to help save a life when someone suffers a heart attack,” says Jamal Harb, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Palmdale Regional. “We are honored to team up with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency and the American Heart Association to bring Sidewalk CPR to the Antelope Valley. We want to help the community learn how to give someone a greater chance of survival when a heart attack occurs. Please join us for this life-saving skill!”

Learning ‘Hands-only’ CPR helps local emergency responders by focusing on the first few critical minutes following a cardiac arrest. Since the lungs and blood contain only enough oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for that amount of time, bystanders become heroes until emergency responders arrive on scene. With each chest compression using ‘Hands-only’ CPR, ordinary citizens can easily provide the ongoing blood flow needed to give the patient a much better chance of survival once responders arrive. According to the American heart Association, only 32% of victims receive CPR from a bystander. Don’t be a bystander in a cardiac emergency – be a lifesaver.