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Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives

This is a photo of Patsy Watkins, Williamson County Extension Agent demonstrating 2 Step CPR and Ginger Manley practicing the technique on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Grassland Family and Community Education (fce) Club meeting.

Hands-Only CPR can save lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911. You will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you are calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help. Quickly begin hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival.

Family and Community Education (fce) is an organization of volunteers who work together to build strong families and communities. Educational materials are created and utilized to strengthen knowledge and skills. Resources are provided to develop leadership skills, enabling people to make a difference. Ultimately, fce strives to make our communities a better place in which to live.

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