Waiting for your plane at DFW? Learn Hands-Only CPR!

Waiting for your plane at DFW? Learn Hands-Only CPR!

Amanda-Rae Garcia, left, of the DFW Airport Live Well Center, looks on as American Airlines Lead Program Nurse Cindy Contreras tries out a hands-only CPR kiosk after an American Heart Association press conference unveiling the machine at DFW Airport, gate C7, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for AHA)

Now, when you’re waiting for your next flight at DFW, you can put that time to good use and learn how to save someone’s life!

The AHA and American Airlines Occupation Health Services are helping passengers learn and practice lifesaving Hands-Only CPR at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. The Hands-Only CPR kiosk, allowing hands-on practice with an actual CPR manikin and automated watch-while-practice CPR program, is now located in Terminal C, Gate 7 and will be there for the next six months. 

The touch screen kiosk’s video program gives a brief introduction to the steps of Hands-Only CPR, followed by a practice session and a 30-second CPR test. The kiosk provides feedback about the depth, and rate of your compressions and proper hand placement.

“Every American should know the simple steps of Hands-Only CPR,” said Ahamed Idris, M.D., a spokesman for the American Heart Association and professor of Surgery and Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “We hope the Hands-Only CPR kiosk at DFW Airport really takes off – we’d love to see other high-traffic places do the same so more people can learn this lifesaving skill.”

We’re so excited about this revolutionary new program that takes us one step closer to making sure every American knows the simple skills to save a life!


5 thoughts on “Waiting for your plane at DFW? Learn Hands-Only CPR!

  1. This is a wonderful idea a a great way to teach Hands Only CPR. It coould be a mobile exibit used atr Heralth Fairs.

  2. This is a fantastic idea! I could see this in every airport in the USA and in other countries as well!

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