The Power to Save A Life Is in Your Hands! @SeniorsFitness

The Power to Save A Life Is in Your Hands! Personal Health Service Review: American Red Cross #CPR Training By Robelyn A. Garcia, PhD @RGPhD @RobelynGarciaHarvard


Figure 1: Hands-Only CPR from

I. Experiential Summary: American Red Cross Citizen CPR (Hands-Only) Training.
Lifesaving health service provided by Senior University (
A.  American Red Cross Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
B.  Easy to Learn
C.  No Mouth to Mouth Contact
D.  Appropriate for All Ages to Perform
E.  Created as a Safe Training Alternative to Adult & Pediatric CPR Certification

II. Review
A.  If you see a teen, adult or senior citizen suddenly collapse, hands-only CPR is the
preferred form of CPR. This will increase the likelihood of saving the life of a person
experiencing a breathing or cardiac emergency that occurs outside of a medical or
healthcare facility. Before giving Citizen CPR take the following three “C” steps:
1. CHECK – Check to make sure the scene is safe, tap the person on the shoulder
and ask if they are okay, then look for signs of normal rhythmic breathing.
2. CALL – If the victim does not respond when asked if they are okay or if they
are not breathing, call 911. You may also ask a bystander to call 911.
3. CARE – If the person is unresponsive, begin hands-only CPR compressions.

III. Consumer Advice
A.  It is of utmost importance to check and confirm your American Red Cross Instructor
certifications. In the digital age of e-health and m-health this can be done very easily
at or by calling 1-800- RED-CROS.
B.  Senior University American Red Cross Instructor IDs include but are not limited to:

IV. Results of Senior University Personal Health Training in Citizen CPR
A. Become American Red Cross Trained in Hands Only Citizen CPR in 3 easy steps:
1. Watch The American Red Cross CHECK CALL CARE VIDEO
2. Watch The American Red Cross Hands-Only Citizen CPR VIDEO
3. Receive your Citizen CPR Certificate


V. Call to Action
An important aspect of health promotion is taking reasonable safety precautions;
prudent safety measures must include preparing all household members to deal with medical emergencies in one’s home or community (Barrett, 2013; Senior University, 2018). I highly recommend that adults learn Citizen CPR. Further, if you work in a healthcare, academic, or athletic setting I would also recommend becoming certified in Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED.

VI. References
1. American Red Cross Certification Confirmation.
2. Barrett, S., London, W. M., Kroger, M., Hall, H., & Baratz, R. (2013). Consumer
health: A guide to intelligent decisions (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
3. Senior University Online. (2018).
4. Senior University. (2018).
5. Senior University Vimeo. (2018).
6. Senior University CPR. (2018).
7. Senior University Adult, Child, Infant, and Pediatric CPR Instructional Video. (2018).
8. Senior University Adult, Child, Infant, and Pediatric AED Instructional Video. (2018).

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