Free 30-minute, Hands Only CPR Workshops, Saturday, Oct. 14

Helen Bagshaw, CCRN
Winona Health Intensive Care Unit nurse, 2014 Minnesota Caregiver of the Year, AND Hands Only CPR instructor.

What should you do if you see a loved one or a stranger collapse? If you don’t know, here’s how to find out: Helen Bagshaw, CCRN, will offer free Hands Only CPR workshops on Saturday, October 14, to teach you, your friends and family how to help someone having sudden cardiac arrest.

These workshops will be informative and fun. All ages 12 and older are welcome. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

“People are often surprised to learn that saving someone’s life doesn’t require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Hands only CPR chest compression is easy to learn, and you never know when you may have the opportunity to save a life,” says Bagshaw, a Winona Health a critical care registered nurse in Winona Health’s Intensive Care Unit and an active community volunteer. She also will share information about what to do when someone is choking and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Here are a few good reasons to sign up:

  • 89% of cardiac arrests happen at home.
  • Only 38% of Americans know how or have received any CPR training.
  • ‘Hands Only CPR’ can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
  • Each year, sudden cardiac arrest causes more deaths than lung cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.

Free, half-hour workshops are limited to 14 people per session:

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m.
  • 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 – 12 p.m.

The workshops will be in Winona Health’s B.A. Miller Auditorium on the hospital third floor, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona, Minn. RSVP for a specific time by Thursday, October 12.


or call 507.457.4161.

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