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The American Heart Association Sets up Life Training Kiosks

An American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosk supported by Anthem Foundation resides at Concourse A near Gates A6 and A7 at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. (PRNewsfoto/American Heart Association)

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.

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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.