American Heart Association and the Amerigroup Foundation unveil hands-only CPR training kiosk at BWI airport to help millions of travelers learn a lifesaving skill
Travelers who have time to spare before their flight departs can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), where a new interactive kiosk at Gate B7 will teach this effective bystander CPR skill. BWI Airport is one of five U.S. locations where a Hands-Only CPR training kiosk will reside, courtesy of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Amerigroup Foundation.
The introduction of BWI's kiosk will coincide with National CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2016), which educates Americans about CPR and AED training in order to increase the chance of survival from cardiac arrest. Every year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital and more than 20 percent occur in public places like airports, casinos and sporting facilities. The Hands-Only CPR education available at each kiosk helps users understand how they can immediately help a person who experiences a cardiac emergency outside of a hospital.