American Heart Association and Delta Dental of Tennessee Donate Infant CPR Kits to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Working together to raise awareness of the importance of knowing infant CPR, the American Heart Association and Delta Dental of Tennessee donated Infant CPR Anytime kits to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to empower parents to provide life-saving intervention in the event of an infant cardiac emergency.

“Thank you so much to Delta Dental of Tennessee and the American Heart Association for helping us empower our special families with the knowledge they need in case of an emergency,” states Meg Rush, MD, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Chief of Staff. “These Infant CPR Kits give families a tool to learn and share with other care givers providing confidence for them to be able to save lives. We are grateful for our partners who support us in this mission.”

“We understand the significance of learning infant CPR, and CPR in general, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to provide live-saving information to families in our community,” states Dr. Philip Wenk, President and CEO at Delta Dental of Tennessee.

The American Heart Association’s Infant CPR Anytime personal learning program makes it possible for anyone to learn how to perform infant CPR. The kit contains everything needed to learn skills in about 20 minutes, and it can be used anywhere.

Infant CPR Anytime includes:

  • Science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Emphasis on CPR with breaths for infants
  • Instructions on choking relief for infants
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) instructions, materials and video that help deliver training to more people
  • Personal, inflatable Mini Baby® CPR manikin
  • CPR skills practice DVD that can be used to refresh skills and train others
  • Skills reminder information card

Each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Survival depends on immediate CPR and other actions starting with bystanders. For more information about Hands Only CPR and to learn how to save a life in 60 seconds, visit www.heart.org/handsonlycpr.

For more information about the American Heart Association’s Infant CPR Anytime kits, visit here.

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