Students in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) will host two events Saturday to help keep El Pasoans healthy.
The SUNS Health Fair, running from 9 a.m. to noon at Dolphin Terrace Elementary School in Northeast El Paso, is free to the public and will offer blood pressure readings, blood sugar tests, EKGs, dental screenings, and more.
This will be the third year PLFSOM students have participated in the Texas Two-Step: Save a Life Campaign, said Kelcy Steffen, a PLFSOM student. The campaign began in Texas in 2016 and expanded nationwide to seven states this year.
“Since heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, we knew it was important to help the medical students and our great partners bring this lifesaving event to our communities again this year,” Steffen said.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso medical students will also offer classes in hands-only CPR. During five-minute training sessions, El Pasoans will learn how to react quickly to cardiac emergencies in two steps: 1. Call 911. 2. Initiate hands-only CPR.
The Texas Two-Step CPR classes will be offered during the SUNS Health Fair, and at two other sites on Saturday.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Fountains at Farah
8889 Gateway Blvd. West
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun Metro Downtown Transfer Center
601 S. Santa Fe Street
For more information, visit the Texas Two-Step: Save a Life Campaign website, or follow @TX2StepCPR on Twitter.
What: SUNS Health Fair and Texas Two-Step CPR Training
When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24
Where: Dolphin Terrace Elementary School, 9790 Pickerel Drive