Shasta Regional Medical Center is hosting a free community seminar teaching updated techniques that can be administered in emergency situation outside of a hospital setting, including Hands Only CPR.

With 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happening at home, if you’re called on to perform HandsOnly CPR, you’ll likely be trying to save the life of someone you know and love. Hands-Only CPR carried out by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as CPR with breaths in the first few minutes during an out-ofhospital sudden cardiac arrest for an adult victim, according to the American Heart Assoxciation.

This educational and interactive seminar will be held Saturday, April 13th 9:00am – 11am at 1355 Butte Street, the Shasta Regional Medical Group Building.

“Our registered nurses and cardiac care staff will offer participants the opportunity to practice on educational manequins, learn the early signs of a heart attack, and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)”, stated Donna Hansen, Registered Nurse at Shasta Regional Medical Center.

Shasta Regional Medical Center is one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals recognized by Watson Health and is a fully accredited chest pain center. THey also been awarded five out of Five-Star recognition by Healthgrades in the treatment of heart failure and pacemaker and defibulator procedures, and is among the highest rated hospitals by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in their recent 2019 report for quality ratings on Hospital Compare nationwide.