Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) dramatically improves survival from cardiac arrest, but most victims don’t receive this life-sustaining therapy. Anyone can learn CPR, yet 70 percent of Americans either don’t know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. That’s why Travelers has teamed up with healthcare providers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, the American Heart Association, Hartford area hospitals, community-based organizations and the City of Hartford to launch an innovative community project to train laypersons in hands-only CPR.
Launched in Hartford, Conn., The Mobile CPR Project focuses on local communities with low rates of CPR training, using a proctored presentation including a video and instructional kit that teaches hands-only CPR in less than 30 minutes. The program performs regular training events throughout Hartford via a mobile CPR training van, bringing the CPR classes directly to community centers, churches, and places of employment.
To learn more or to schedule a training, visit www.themobilecprproject.com.