How You Can Learn CPR While Waiting for a Flight
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Is a long layover at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on your itinerary?
The airport now has an activity to help pass the time — and possibly save a life.
Thanks to the American Heart Association and the Anthem Foundation, the airport has an interactive kiosk that gives passengers a lesson on Hands-Only CPR and gives them a chance to practice on a specially designed rubber torso, USA Today reported.
The kiosk, which was unveiled Wednesday at the airport, teaches passengers to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ “Staylin’ Alive,” according to USA Today.
When users practice on the rubber torso, they receive feedback on how they did, USA Today said.
The CPR kiosk is located in Terminal 2 at O’Hare, near the Kids on the Fly play area, the newspaper reported.
“Although in-person training is still the best way to learn high-quality CPR, the kiosk will provide additional training that could make a difference and save the life of someone you love,” Clifton Callaway, chair of the AHA’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care committee and professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, said in a statement to USA Today.
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