JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If someone near you suddenly collapsed, would you know what to do?
UF & Shands Jacksonville is teaming up with the University of North Florida to train 39 students in bystander CPR. Those students will then be divided into 13 groups of three with the goal of training between 500-750 people each.
Bystander CPR consists of hard and quick compressions on the chest, there is no mouth-to-mouth contact.
"This is for those that are in the public and may not want to do mouth-to-mouth, haven't had CPR training in a while and have forgotten. We are training the importance of the compressions, hard and fast and keep the compressions steady while someone calls 911," tells Professor Julie Merten with the UNF Department of Public Health.
Professor Merten says part of the beauty of bystander CPR is its simplicity and the goal is to have 8,000 students and staff at UNF trained by the end of the semester.
If you would like to learn more about bystander CPR or set up a demonstration for your organization go to the site www.takeheartfirstcoast.com or email email@example.com
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