May 20, 2010 7:42 PM by Greg Boyce

Mass CPR training planned Tuesday

The Colorado Springs Fire Department plans to train hundreds, if not thousands in CPR before the Sky Sox game Tuesday evening.

CPR, which stands for cardio pulminary resuscitation can save a life when someone has a heart attack.  Most recent statistics released by the Colorado Springs Fire Department show only an estimated 4 percent of Colorado Springs residents know CPR.

The training is scheduled at 5 p.m.  The Sky Sox game starts at 6:05.  The training is called CPR Anytime.  That's a program that was developed as an alternative to traditional CPR because it is simpler and faster to learn.  Old fashioned CPR takes four hours to learn, while CPR Anytime takes only 22 minutes. And studies show it is just as effective.

The CPR training is part of Emergeny Medical Services week and is sponsored by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and the Colorado Sprngs Fire Department.




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