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‘Texas Two-Step’ CPR training at Rice Saturday
HOUSTON — (Feb. 4, 2016) — Rice University is hosting one of the CPR training sites in Houston for the “Texas Two-Step: How to Save a Life Campaign” Saturday. Houstonians can receive free hands-only CPR training at Rice Stadium in the “R” Room from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Training sessions will be held every 30 minutes and will include practice on mannequins. No registration is needed to attend.
Participants will be taught how to save a life by taking two steps: Call 911 and begin hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest.
The statewide training effort was spearheaded by Rice alum Faroukh Mehkri. Organizers hope to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people trained.
Lisa Basgall, director of Rice Emergency Medical Services (REMS), said the event was made possible through the collaboration of medical students and emergency physicians from across the state, joining with undergraduates from REMS to host the event at Rice. The statewide effort involves a coalition of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, a national nonprofit HealthCorps, Texas Medical Association, American College of Emergency Physicians and the leadership consulting firm MaveRx.
For a list of other training sites in Houston and Texas, visit http://www.texacep.org/page/1601_2Step_locs.
News media who want to attend the training at Rice Stadium, 6100 Main St., should contact B.J. Almond at 713-419-9980.
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