CPR training on the big screenPlaying at a theater near you: Lifesavers I.
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
Playing at a theater near you: Lifesavers I.
Actually, it’s a public service announcement on CPR training produced by a group called the MN Resuscitation Consortium.
The short, which premiered on Nov. 22 and will be shown through the holidays, is appearing on 135 screens statewide, including those at Duluth Cinema and Cinema 8 in Grand Rapids, a news release from the consortium said.
It is expected to be seen by 500,000 people.
The purpose is to increase the rate of bystander CPR in Minnesota, the news release said. Bystanders step in and perform CPR in only 34 percent of cases in the state, compared with 61 percent in the states with the highest rates, it said.
Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for almost 300,000 deaths a year, the news release said. CPR is one of the easiest procedures available, and it’s potentially life-saving.
The consortium is part of the HeartRescue Project, which was initiated in 2010 by the Medtronic Foundation.