Kirby Students Learn "Easier" CPR Method

Published 05/22 2013 06:23PM

Updated 05/22 2013 06:26PM

Wichita Falls, TX. - Kirby Junior High students learned an important life saving technique Wednesday.

In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week American Medical Response taught the students compression-only CPR.

This method takes less than five minutes to learn AMR operations manager Charles Grady say people are more likely to perform the method in an emergency because it has less steps than the mouth to mouth and the compression version.

He says it's important for people of all ages to learn the method because an emergency can happen anywhere.
"By teaching early CPR before EMS personnel arrives that gives the greatest outcome of survival for someone that has had cardiac arrest and that needs compressions done before ems personal gets there, says Grady.

If you want to host a compression-only CPR class you can contact Charles at or visit the AMR website.

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