AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Official 2012 Hands Only CPR Video Guide (1min)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation has come a long way with the new AHA approved compression method called "Hands Only CPR". View the one minute clip to see how simple and effective it is. Or watch this engaging two minute interactive AHA clip here.
Evergreen Health Hospital teaches the program to adults and children from various locations, but I haven't seen their program in Redmond yet, have you? Of 400,000 citizens in the hospital district, "1,986 residents took the Hands Only CPR program last year, according to Kay Taylor, Director of Marketing, Evergreen Health. About 1/5 of the participants are adults and were charged $40 each for materials.
Under commissioner oversight, it's free for the rest thanks to levy funding. They are considering expanding the program since so few in our community know about this simple and easy life-saving CPR technique and some have asked for it. If you want to sign up for the hospital program or see Evergreen run it in your city try 425-899-3000 or visit the Evergreen Health website. The commissioners and administration may decide to expand the program in some way with your input (and your tax dollars). Do you think they should? The City of Redmond teaches the technique in their C.E.R.T. program and new RedmondReady program (redmondready.org).
King County Public Hospital District No. 2, registered with the State and Seattle Times for public noticing as "Evergreen Healthcare," was established in 1972 to serve citizens in north King and south Snohomish counties. Registered voters (155,154) elect 5 Commissioners to oversee the 2012, $15,285,968 annual levy and $9,242,180 capital bond. Serving more than 400,000 citizens every year, the District operates a 290-bed hospital and a network of primary and urgent care centers. Evergreen Healthcare district boundaries include Bothell, Duvall, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, part of Sammamish and parts of unincorporated northeast King County.