Save A LIFE
CPR Mass Training | September 5th, 2019
THANK YOU TO EVENT SPONSORS
ABOUT THE EVENT
Mass Training WOrks
If administered in the first five minutes of cardiac arrest, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. As over 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the home, the likelihood of survival decreases exponentially without bystander intervention. We aim to train the population in administering CPR to increase bystander intervention, especially in these at-home cases. We aim to save lives.
Research shows that training young adults in CPR administration creates a multiplier effect, where each child goes on to train an average of an additional 2.5 people using a take-home CPR kit. If we train 2,000 eighth grade students each year, we could increase the population of adults trained in CPR by 5,000 every year.
Our goal is to train 15,000 people by 2020. Four Winds Field hosts a community of local emergency responders and healthcare providers to train local students from the South Bend Community School Corporation, the School City of Mishawaka, and a number of St. Joseph County Parochial Schools. Considering the multiplier effect of 2.5 additional trainees, each mass training event has the opportunity to train 7,000 residents.
COMBAtTING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST: Initiatives
Community leaders from health systems, schools, government and local businesses have joined together to design novel strategies to enhance survival for those impacted by sudden cardiac arrest.
ANNUAL MASS TRAINING
eighth grade students from South Bend Community Schools and School City of Mishawaka trained in CPR
Sept 2017 - Sept 2019
Formed community taskforce for combatting cardiac arrest in St. Joseph County
AEDs located by 45 student interns from enFocus and the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem
first county in Indiana to join the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival
residents trained in CPR by each eighth grade student using take-home CPR kit, on average