Harrisburg Airport unveils CPR training kiosk

Passengers can learn CPR in just a few minutes while at the airport

Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania is the latest airport to install a kiosk to teach hands-only CPR.

The kiosk, in Terminal B, allows passengers to complete a 5-minute, self-directed course on how to safely and immediately assist a person suffering a cardiac emergency.

The course shows how to perform CPR and even has a dummy to practice on. When a passenger does the course they get a score. They can then use the kiosk again, if they wish, to improve their skills within a few minutes and understand exactly how to save another person’s life.

According to the American Heart Association, 350,000 cardiac emergencies a year happen outside of a hospital. Twenty percent of those emergencies happen in public places.

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

Since then CPR kiosks have been installed at:

  • Chicago O’Hare International (ORD),
  • Indianapolis International (IND),
  • Las Vegas’ McCarran International (LAS),
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI)

UPDATE: The kiosks are in thanks to the American Heart Association (AHA) Vibra Healthcare.

N.B. Image credit: heart.org

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Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)

American Heart Association

Vibra Healthcare