Organizers hope to teach CPR to Spokane residents in new campaign

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER

KREM.com

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 12 at 6:52 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Over 400 people suffered cardiac arrest last year in Spokane, requiring CPR. Unfortunately, less than 40 percent of them were near people who knew the skill.

AMR Spokane is launching a campaign to get those numbers up as part of the Heart Rescue Project. They got an $18,000 grant to get 10,000 people trained in the next year. CPR saves thousands of lives each year and easy to learn.

The most important thing experts say you need to know is to do hard compressions in between the nipples for at least one minute. Mouth to mouth is no longer necessary.

If you want more information, head to www.heartrescueproject.com.

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