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Sidewalk CPR Day Event in Claremont Aims to Help Save Lives

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Sidewalk CPR Day Event in Claremont Aims to Help Save Lives

Cardiovascular Team at PVHMC Provided Free Sidewalk CPR and AED Demonstrations to Claremont Community

In a move to promote community health and safety, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) partnered with Los Angeles County Fire Station 101, to host a successful and lively Sidewalk CPR Day on Thursday, June 6. This informative event, part of National CPR and AED Awareness Week, offered free hands-only CPR training to the community in front of Claremont City Hall. PVHMC’s cardiovascular team provided critical instruction to help people learn how to react to cardiac and breathing emergencies swiftly.

Participants received 5-minute training sessions that covered chest compression CPR techniques for adults, children, and infants, as well as instructions on using Automated External Defibrillators (AED). This training is crucial, as AEDs can analyze heart rhythms and deliver shocks to help re-establish effective heart rhythms during cardiac emergencies.

The ability to safely and correctly perform CPR and use an AED can significantly increase the chances of survival for cardiac arrest victims. According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrests claim over 350,000 lives annually outside of hospitals in the U.S., often occurring at home. By educating the public, PVHMC hopes to empower more individuals to act quickly and confidently in emergencies, which in turn can save countless lives.