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Fulton County Hospital receives CPR unit

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Fulton County Hospital recently received a Resusci Anne CPR training model by The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundations and Association donated at Stanley Wood Chevrolet in Batesville.
The Fulton County Hospital received a new CPR training unit to train staff and the citizens of the community on how to respond to a heart attack. The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association presented a Resusci Anne training unit to the organization in a ceremony at Stanley Wood Chevrolet.

In presenting the CPR unit, which is essential for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, Mr. Dennis Jungmeyer, CAE, President, Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association said, "If the right kind of treatment can be given to a heart attack victim within seconds after he or she is stricken, the chanes are good that the life can be saved. CPR training teaches a person how to keep the heart beating while professional help is coming."

Mr. Jungmeyer said thanks to CPR training, there has been an increase in the long-term survivors from ventricular fibrillation. There are many cases where the training is given to citizens, showing that many heart attack victims who otherwise die have been saved and returned to normal activities. The training takes from three to five hours of intensive practice and lectures.

The CPR unit gives signals telling when the trainee is applying the right pressure in the right spot. With the training, the students learn to "feel" to give quick, lifesaving emergency treatment.

The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation is part of the National Automobile Dealers Association with headquarters in Mclean, Virginia.

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