Airport Kiosks Teach Travelers Hands-Only CPR

(NewsUSA) - Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur at locations other than hospitals, and more than 20 percent occur in public places, according to the American Heart Association. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple the odds of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

To help increase the number of people who know how to perform CPR, the American Heart Association, with support from the philanthropic Anthem Foundation, began a program in 2016 that has now established 11 educational kiosks in seven of the busiest airports in major cities in the United States.