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A lesson in saving lives

9 months ago Tuesday, June 03, 2014 3:10:01 PM CDT June 03, 2014 Tuesday, June 03 2014 Jun 3, 2014 in Health
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The American Heart Association recommends a hands-only C.P.R. To keep blood pumping for someone in an emergency.

This week, the AHA is promoting C.P.R. Awareness to prepare people for a situation where a person's blood isn't pumping efficiently. The association even offers online courses that teach the proper technique for C.P.R. For more information, click here.

In a situation where someone collapses, cardiology nurse Jennifer Gregg said the first 3 to 5 minutes are the most important. According to Gregg, these first few minutes are when C.P.R. has the greatest chance of reviving the person.

C.P.R. stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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