AMR Teaches more than 51,000 People How to Save Lives with Compressions-Only CPR

One-Day AMR World CPR Challenge held in 40 states & two foreign countries

 

 
 
 

American Medical Response Inc | | Friday, May 24, 2013


(Greenwood Village, CO) - On May 22, American Medical Response (AMR) health care professionals went coast-to-coast and trained more than 51,000 people how to save a life using chest compression-only CPR as part of the inaugural AMR World CPR Challenge. One hundred and forty AMR operations in 40 states as well as operations in Trinidad and Tobago and India participated in the day-long event.

“Compression-only CPR performed by a bystander can more than double the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim so there’s a strong chance that someone we trained this week will save a life in the future,” said Bill Sanger, CEO of ESMC, AMR’s parent company. “As the leading emergency medical services company in the country, we feel that training people to provide life-saving CPR is one way we can make an important difference in the more than 2,100 communities we serve.”

Participants in the event were trained to perform compression-only CPR in about five minutes by AMR paramedics and EMTs.
More than 300 separate training events were held around the country. The two largest were held at the Ballpark in Arlington during a Texas Rangers’ game and Turner Field during an Atlanta Braves’ game. Other AMR operations trained thousands at middle and high schools, shopping malls and outdoor venues.

To find out more about compression-only CPR visit www.worldcprchallenge.com.

American Medical Response Inc. (www.amr.net), America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals, with a fleet of 4,100 vehicles, transport more than three million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Emergency Medical Services Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.




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