Cleveland Hopkins International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and Orlando International airports will soon have training kiosks where passengers can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes while they wait for their flights.
The interactive kiosks are designed to train large numbers of people on this simple, lifesaving technique.
Each kiosk has a touch screen with a short video that provides an overview of Hands-Only CPR, followed by a practice session and a 30-second test. With the help of a practice manikin, or a rubber torso, the kiosk gives feedback about the depth and rate of compressions, as well as proper hand placement – factors that influence the effectiveness of CPR.
The new kiosks will be located in the following spots:
- Behind Central Checkpoint across from the Interfaith Center at Cleveland Hopkins International (July 24, 2017)
- Concourse A, Gates A6-A22 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (Aug. 1, 2017)
- Entrance to the Main Food Court at Orlando International (Aug. 9, 2017)
The kiosks come from the American Heart Association, supported by Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem Inc.
The number of CPR training kiosks and the number of people learning these valuable skills is growing is rising at U.S. airports. More than 20,000 visitors learned Hands-Only CPR from the American Heart Association kiosks installed in 2016.
In addition to the three new ones, airports with CPR training kiosks include:
- Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
- Indianapolis (IND)
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL)
- Baltimore-Washington (BWI)
- Cleveland (CLE)
- Harrisburg (MDT)
- Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
Craig Samitt MD, chief clinical officer at Anthem, Inc:
“Our nation’s airports have proven to be a great way to extend our educational campaign to train people on the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR and, help meet the Association’s goal to double bystander response by 2020. By expanding the availability of the training kiosks, we’re hopeful that more people will feel confident to administer Hands-Only CPR on a stranger or someone they love.”
N.B. Image credit: youtube/American Heart Association