UCF Heart Day: Hands-Only CPR, AED Training Wednesday

UCF Heart Day: Hands-Only CPR, AED Training Wednesday

Hundreds of members of the UCF community learned hands-only CPR during last year's campus celebration of World Heart Day.

In anticipation of World Heart Day, UCF Heart Day will provide free hands-only CPR instruction to the UCF community on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Twenty-minute hands-only CPR sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Key West Ballroom of the Student Union (Room 218).  The sessions will also include instruction on the use of AEDs and information about heart health.

Hands-only CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation without mouth-to-mouth. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting, such as at home, work, or in a public place.

UCF Heart Day is a collaboration among UCF Environmental Health and Safety, the Department of Security and Emergency Management, the UCF Police Department, UCF Student Government Association, Orange County Fire Rescue, and other community partners.

World Heart Day will be celebrated across the globe on Friday, Sept. 29.