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A lesson in saving lives

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Posted: Jun 3, 2014 5:10 PM by Zach Correa
Updated: Jun 3, 2014 5:10 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: cpr, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, american heart association, jennifer gregg, cpr awareness

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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