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AMR Teaches More Than 51,000 People How to Save Lives with Compression-Only CPR

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05.24.2013

On May 22, American Medical Response (AMR) health care professionals went coast-to-coast and trained more than 51,000 people how to save a life using chest compression-only CPR as part of the inaugural AMR World CPR Challenge. One hundred and forty AMR operations in 40 states as well as operations in Trinidad and Tobago and India participated in the day-long event.

On May 22, American Medical Response (AMR) health care professionals went coast-to-coast and trained more than 51,000 people how to save a life using chest compression-only CPR as part of the inaugural AMR World CPR Challenge. One hundred and forty AMR operations in 40 states as well as operations in Trinidad and Tobago and India participated in the day-long event.

“Compression-only CPR performed by a bystander can more than double the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim so there’s a strong chance that someone we trained this week will save a life in the future,” said Bill Sanger, CEO of ESMC, AMR’s parent company. “As the leading emergency medical services company in the country, we feel that training people to provide life-saving CPR is one way we can make an important difference in the more than 2,100 communities we serve.”

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