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.
For more information on how your organization can become a Take Heart™ Hero, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Take Heart™ Woodbury Program is sponsored by Take Heart™ Minnesota.