Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks Save Lives
In 2013, a pilot kiosk was installed at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). The interactive kiosk features a touch screen with a video program that gives a brief “how-to,” followed by a practice session and a 30-second CPR test. With the help of a practice manikin, or a rubber torso, the kiosk gives feedback about the depth and rate of compressions and proper hand placement – factors that influence the effectiveness of CPR.
In 2016, the American Heart Association and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., introduced five Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks that teach the simple, yet lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR. Today, there are more than 30 kiosks in cities all across the country.
Locations of Kiosks
Several national media outlets have covered the Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks supported by the Anthem Foundation. Media highlights include the Associated Press, CNN Airport Network, People, and USA Today.
- Associated Press: Lightning strike makes students poster boys for CPR kiosks
- CNN.com and CNN Airport Network: CPR kiosks…learn to save a life in 5 minutes!
- USA Today: Stuck at the airport? Learn how to save a life at CPR kiosk
- People: Lightning Strike Bonds Two Students and Turns Them Into CPR Advocates