Flagler hospital stresses importance of CPR training

Hospital hands out kits to encourage CPR education

By Tarik Minor - Anchor, I-TEAM reporter
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Without immediate and effective CPR, a person's chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest decreases seven to 10 percent per minute according to recent studies.

June first started National CPR week which is designed to bring awareness to the potentially lifesaving results of performing CPR on either an infant or adult.

Flagler Hospital is educating the public with Newborn Go Red Kits.

"Education saves lives, there is no doubt about it. And that's why Flagler hospital is handing out Newborn Go Red Kids which include a mini baby manikin and a CPR skills practice DVD. Our goal is to teach parents how to properly administer CPR to an infant in minutes," said  Roslyn Roberts, a Nursing Supervisor and CPR instructor at Flagler hospital.

Doctors say it's important refresh you memory if you already know how to perform CPR, and at the same time realize that giving CPR to an infant needs to be done in a different manner than with an adult.

"At Flagler Hospital, we believe education is a key component to provide a nurturing healthy environment for mothers and newborns to thrive," said Nangela Davidson who is director of maternity services.

"This is one of the many ways we can support our ongoing commitment to provide world class medical care for our community," said Roberts.

The American Heart Association First Coast named Flagler Hospital as the Go Red For Women/Newborns Go Red advocate. 

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Associations national campaign to increase awareness of heart disease the No. 1 killer of women and to inspire women to take charge of their whole body health.

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