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Home | News | TTUHSC El Paso Students Offer Free CPR Training
As part of a statewide effort to teach lifesaving first-aid skills, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) medical students will teach free, hands-only CPR throughout El Paso this weekend. The future doctors will volunteer at seven public locations (see below) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 manikins and be provided with educational materials summarizing the skills learned. The sessions are part of the Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign, which recruits medical students from across the state to participate in the public event. Last year, more than 4,200 individuals across 53 Texas locations took the lifesaving training course, with the help of more than 650 medical students.

TTUHSC El Paso Students Offer Free CPR Training

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso students will offer free CPR training Saturday and Monday as part of the nationwide Texas Two Step CPR: Save a Life Campaign.

This is the fourth year TTUHSC El Paso students have participated in the campaign, co-sponsored by the nonprofits HealthCorps and First Impact.

The event was created by a group of medical students and the Texas College of Emergency Physicians in 2016 after recognizing the need to train more Texans in lifesaving, hands-only CPR.

Last year, the event trained more than 7,892 individuals at 60 sites across the country.

During five-minute training sessions, El Pasoans will learn how to quickly react to cardiac emergencies in two steps:

  1. Call 911.
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.

The free training will be offered from:

Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday at the El Paso Baptist Clinic, 2700 N. Piedras St.

2 – 6 p.m. Saturday at The Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway Blvd. West.

4 – 8 p.m. Monday at Kilo Lift Barbell and Sports Club, 4316 Rosa Ave.

To learn more about the National Texas Two Step CPR: Save a Life Campaign, visit www.tx2stepcpr.com or follow @TX2StepCPR on Twitter.

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