U.S. airports introduce kiosks to teach CPR

Passengers can learn to save a life

Passengers at six US airports can now learn the simple, yet lifesaving skills of hands-only CPR via interactive training kiosks.

Airline passengers can now put their time to good use and take five minutes to learn the simple, yet lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR via interactive training kiosks debuting at five major airport hubs across the United States, courtesy of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc.

Each Hands-Only CPR training 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 provides feedback about the depth and rate of compressions and proper hand placement – factors that influence the effectiveness of CPR.

The kiosks will be available at Chicago O’Hare International (ORD), Indianapolis International (IND), Las Vegas’ McCarran International (LAS), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) airports.

The first airport to introduce the kiosks was Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport in 2013. That kiosk has trained more than 25,000 passengers.

The second installation is at Chicago O-Hare. It’s located in Terminal 2, past security checkpoints, near the Kids on the Fly play area.

N.B. Image credit: heart.org

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American Heart Association