Please note that representatives from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue provided basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and use of our new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on August 30 located in Rec Hall C. 10 of your neighbors attended. We would like to offer this class again if there is an interest from other neighbors.
Also- please note that there is an app- PulsePoint that lists all of the AEDs in Oregon. Please download so you always know where there nearest AED is located.
Here is a basic overview of the training for CPR:
Before Giving CPR
1 Check the scene and the person. Check to make sure the scene is safe, tap the person on the shoulder to see if they’re OK, and look for signs of rhythmic, normal breathing.
2 Call 911 for assistance. If there’s no response from the victim when asked if he or she is OK, call 911, or ask a bystander to call for help.
3 Begin compressions. If the person is unresponsive, perform hands-only CPR.
How to Perform Hands-Only CPR
1 Kneel beside the person who needs help.
2 Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest.
3 Place the heel of the other hand on top of the first
hand, then lace your fingers together.
4 Position your body so that your shoulders are directly over your hands, and keep your arms straight.
5 Push hard, push fast. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute. (Just be sure to let chest rise completely between compressions.)
6 Keep pushing. Continue hands-only CPR until you see obvious signs of life, like breathing, another trained responder or EMS professional can take over, you’re too exhausted to continue, an AED becomes available, or the scene becomes unsafe.
Here you can see your neighbors practicing CPR and using the AED. The AED walks you through the process. All you have to do is follow its directions.
Please let us know if you would like training in CPR and the use of the AED and we will schedule additional training sessions.