As part of a statewide effort to teach lifesaving first-aid skills, free hands-only CPR training sessions will be offered throughout El Paso and the rest of Texas this weekend.
The Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign is led locally by medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ElPaso. The future doctors will volunteer at seven public locations on Saturday, offering bystanders free five-minute CPR training sessions.
Participants will learn how to act quickly in the event of cardiac arrest by taking two critical steps: step one is to call 911, and step two is to initiate CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest.
Participants will practice on mannequins and be provided with educational materials summarizing the skills learned.
Last year, more than 4,200 individuals in 53 Texas locations took the lifesaving training course, with the help of more than 650 medical students.
What: Statewide hands-only CPR training
When: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
Where: Various locations citywide (see schedule below).
8 a.m. – Noon Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood Dr.
8 a.m. – Noon Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa St.
8 a.m. – Noon El Paso Baptist Clinic, 816 S. Florence St.
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun Metro Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Station – 601 S. Santa Fe St.
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills St.
Noon – 4 p.m. The Fountains at Farah (Amphitheater Lawn and Stage) – 8889 Gateway Blvd. West