Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kevin Long Instructs New CPR Method To Save Lives

HENDRY COUNTY, FL. -- A new and easy method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation otherwise known as CPR was recently introduced to the LaBelle community at several locations last week by the Florida Department of Health in Hendry county. The new method of instruction only takes minutes to learn.

Kevin Long, Senior Registered Nurse with the FDOH stated, “Most people are afraid to do CPR because of mouth to mouth contact or simply hurting the victim. A new method has been introduced by the American Heart Association that reduces these fears; this new method is called Hands Only CPR. By simply establishing unresponsiveness, calling 911, and providing chest compressions only, the victims’ chances of surviving a sudden cardiac event is increased by 2 to 3 times.

Pictured: Kasey Bouchard, Kevin Long-RN, Kadedra Gadsan, Maddison Hunter, JeanLuc Banks, and Cathy Rogers

“Taking the time to learn this simple method can enable more people in our community to help potentially save lives.” said Joe Pepe, Health Officer and Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties.

The program was delivered through cooperation of the LaBelle Walmart, LaBelle Kiwanis Thrift Store, Log Cabin Restaurant and Barron Library, in just two days Nurse Kevin Long and Jean Luc Banks from the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County trained 272 people in the new skill that can save a life.

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