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Hillsboro 8th Graders Learn How to Save a Life

Post Date:06/15/2018

Evergreen Middle School CPR 2018Do you know an eighth grade student at Evergreen or South Meadows middle schools? If so, you may be in stronger position to survive cardiac arrest.

The Hillsboro Fire Department teamed up with students from Liberty High School’s Health Science Program during the 2017-18 school year to teach 428 middle school students how to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students learned CPR using the American Heart Association’s compression-only, “Be the Beat” CPR program.

Want to save a life? Keep these facts in mind:

  • Cardiac arrest is the ultimate 911 emergency. Survival depends on getting immediate CPR.
  • Nearly 90 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest out-of-hospital do not survive.
  • CPR can double or triple the chances of survival — especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest.
  • Download the PulsePoint app online to help nearby cardiac arrest victims.
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