Take Heart Woodbury
Every 2 minutes, an adult collapses from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) without warning. SCA can happen
anywhere, at anytime, to anyone, and it is almost always fatal.
In response to this, Woodbury Public Safety launched an initiative called Take Heart™ Woodbury to train 7,000 people in our community Hands-Only™ CPR. The goal of Take Heart™ Woodbury is to educate people about cardiac arrest and empower members of the community to assist an adult who suddenly collapses. In February 2013, the Take Heart Woodbury campaign reached its goal of training 7,000 community members! Thank you to all those who participated! After reaching this goal, the Public Safety Department will continue training community members in Hands-Only™ CPR.
Hands-Only™ CPR is a simplified method of CPR that requires no mouth-to-mouth breathing. It is a two-step technique that involves calling 911 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest until help arrives.
To get involved, sign up and attend an upcoming training session, host a Save a Life Party or event (for groups of 1-100 people), or learn at home by checking out a CPR Training Kit from the Public Safety Department.
By educating the residents and business owners of Woodbury on Hands-Only™ CPR, we aim to earn a Heart Safe designation from Allina Hospitals and Clinics.
Take Heart™ HeroesThe following organizations have made outstanding contributions to the Take Heart™ Woodbury effort:
- Autumn Grain
- Bailey Elementary
- City of Woodbury
- Crossroads Church
- Globe University
- ITT Technical Institute
- King of Kings Friday Bible Study Group
- Lake Middle School
- Lions Club
- Liberty Ridge Elementary
- Minnesota School of Cosmetology
- New Life Academy
- Rainbow Fresh
- Red Rock Elementary
- St. Ambrose Church
- Summit Orthopedics Corporate Office
- Target Distribution Center
- Woodbury Animal Hospital
- Woodbury Chamber of Commerce
- Woodbury Baptist Church
- Woodbury City Council
- Woodbury Methodist Church
- Woodbury Senior High School Health Classes
The Take Heart™ Woodbury Program is sponsored by Take Heart™ Minnesota.