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Mikhaila Geller, left and Luna Geller are the youngest participants attending the hands-only CPR course at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St. Mikhaila Geller, left and Luna Geller are the youngest participants attending the hands-only CPR course at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St.
The Emmaus Public Library hosted a hands-only CPR course recently. Rebecca Booth, left, practices CPR compressions while Eileen Gaffney listens to instruction from Jeffrey Baker, a member of the Emmaus Board of Health.PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGER The Emmaus Public Library hosted a hands-only CPR course recently. Rebecca Booth, left, practices CPR compressions while Eileen Gaffney listens to instruction from Jeffrey Baker, a member of the Emmaus Board of Health.PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGER
Joleen Kocher, left and Rachel Haring practice CPR compressions together. Joleen Kocher, left and Rachel Haring practice CPR compressions together.

EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Friday, October 18, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Library hosts hands-only CPR training

The Emmaus Public Library recently sponsored a hands-only CPR course.

Craig Deppe and Tara Apgar from the Emmaus Ambulance Corps and Jeffrey Baker a member of the Emmaus Board of Health instructed approximately 15 participants in the correct way to administer hands-only CPR.

Hands-only CPR involves doing CPR compressions without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. According to a hand-out publicizing the event, “It [Hands-Only CPR] has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home.”

Participants were shown the proper chest compression method and permitted to practice the technique on realistic mannequins. Red, amber or green lights in the mannequins indicated the effectiveness of the practice CPR.

This class provided excellent instruction as well as hands-on experience in the use of this method of CPR.