Hands-only CPR — Anyone can do it. Everyone should!

Steve Hernandez

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. We’re pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. We are asking all employees to please take 90 seconds of your day to learn the lifesaving skills of hands-only CPR.

Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a co-worker, a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend.

In just 90 seconds, you can learn the two simple steps to hands-only CPR. For National CPR and AED Awareness week, watch this hands-only CPR video. Then share the link with family and friends

We encourage you to sign up for friends and family CPR through ITNA. This is a wonderful class opportunity offered by Fermilab.

Steve Hernandez is a lieutenant in the Fermilab Fire Department.