Project Heart Start is putting on free trainings all around the state on Saturday, June 20. Sessions start at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. unless otherwise specified.
Albuquerque: UNM Johnson Center and Field (1 University Boulevard NE)
Rio Rancho: Meadowlark Senior Center (4330 Meadowlark Lane SE)
Las Cruces: Dona Ana Community College / East Campus Commons Area (2800 North Sonoma Ranch Boulevard)
Los Lunas: Los Lunas Transportation Center—Rail Runner Station (101 Courthouse Road) * Sessions start at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Los Alamos: Fuller Lodge (2132 Central Avenue) * Sessions start at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Questa: Questa Fire Department (2463 NM-522) * Sessions start 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Grants: Cibola Family Heath Center (1423 Roosevelt Avenue) * Sessions start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sudden cardiac arrest hits hundreds of thousands of people of all around the country, and it affects folks of all-ages, even those with no other illnesses or obvious symptoms. Project Heart Start emphasizes compression-only CPR, without mouth-to-mouth. Studies have found it to be about as effective, and the “ick” factor associated with mouth-to-mouth isn’t an issue, which means people are more likely to jump in and help.