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:
- Call 911.
- 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.