COLUMBUS – The American Heart Association launched a unique way to teach people how to train people in life saving CPR. According to The American Hear Association.
More than 100,000 people have been trained in the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR since the American Heart Association, launched its Hands-Only CPR training kiosk program in 2016. The Association has placed 30 of these interactive devices in cities across the country.
The Association put this question to the test in 2013 when they developed a pilot kiosk that was placed at Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) airport. Research published in the scientific journal Resuscitation showed there was noticeable interest by the public to learn Hands-Only CPR through the use of the kiosk. During a 32-month period from July 2013 to Feb. 2016, nearly 23,500 visitors tried the device.
Each kiosk has a touch screen that displays a brief instructional video about Hands-Only CPR, followed by a practice session and a 30-second test. With the help of a practice manikin, the kiosk gives precise training feedback about the depth and rate of compressions — factors that influence the effectiveness of CPR. The training session takes about five minutes.