Free Hands-Only CPR Class Offered December 8
Ozarks Medical Center, Air-Evac and South Howell County Ambulance will
host a free Hands-Only CPR Class Thursday, December 8 from 6 to 7 p.m.
at OMC Parkway Center. The class is free, but reservations are required
by calling 417-257-6793.
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. When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific,
especially if you’re 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.
How to Give Hands-Only CPR. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and
fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to
120 beats per minute, such as the classic disco song “Stayin'
Alive.” Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person's chances