Texas Tech UHSC offering free CPR lessons, attempting to break Guinness World Record

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students are joining a statewide effort to teach participants how to perform hands-only CPR while breaking a Guinness World Record with “Texas Two Step: How to Save a Life.”

The event is a free, 20-minute, bilingual training session in hands-only CPR. Participants will learn how to act quickly by taking two steps: Step One – call 911; Step Two – begin hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest.

Those who participate in the free public event will practice on mannequins and be provided with educational materials summarizing the skills learned.

TTUHSC El Paso has collaborated with the Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP), Texas Medical Association (TMA), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), HealthCorps, MaveRx, as well as El Paso organizations to host the event. More than 11,000 participants are expected throughout the state. Other cities participating include Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

El Paso Locations:

8 a.m. – Noon Bowling Family YMCA – 5509 Will Ruth Avenue
8 a.m. – Noon El Paso Baptist Clinic – 816 S. Florence Street
8 a.m. – Noon Loya Family YMCA – 2044 Trawood Drive
8 a.m. – Noon RotaCare Clinic – 301 S. Schutz Drive
8 a.m. – Noon Sun Metro Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Station – 601 S. Santa Fe Street
Noon – 4 p.m. El Paso Walmart Supercenter – 7555 N. Mesa Street
Noon – 4 p.m. The Fountains at Farah – 8889 Gateway Blvd West
Noon – 4 p.m. Sun Metro Eastside Transfer Station -1165 Sunmount Drive
Noon – 4 p.m. Sun Metro Robert E. McKee Five Points Transfer Station – 2830 Montana Avenue