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Monday, May 20, 2013

River Medical offers FREE CPR training in Quartzsite, May 22nd

River Medical Offers Free CPR Training on May 22 
to Save Lives as Part of Nationwide Community Initiative

If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If you checked for a pulse and found that their heart had stopped, what would you do next?
On May 22, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, River Medical, an American Medical Response (AMR) company, will join multiple AMR operations across the country  to train as many people as possible to save lives through chest compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy, less invasive and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive during the precious minutes until first responders can arrive.

“While our first responders often can get to an emergency within minutes, during cardiac arrest seconds can be critical,” said John Valentine, General Manager of River Medical. “This type of CPR can help save lives and is easy to perform. We hope that schools, businesses and other groups will take this opportunity to get trained in compression-only CPR at no cost, making our community an even safer place to live.”

Compression-only CPR takes less than two minutes to learn and can drastically improve the chances of survival of a person suffering from cardiac arrest.  According to the American Heart Association, compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. It does not require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and has been found to be effective in saving lives.

 River Medical has partnered with schools, local businesses and other interested groups to teach the compression-only CPR technique, which takes less than 2 minutes to learn.  River Medical would like to offer a special thank you to Tri-State Careflight, Native Air, Guardian Air, Quartzite Fire Department and Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District for assisting River Medical in this community CPR initiative.  Our agencies will be at the following locations on May 22nd:

Quartzite:   Quartzite Community Center -  8am-5pm

Lake Havasu Locations                                                          Kingman Locations
                        MCC Room 108                                             Smith’s Grocery
                        ASU Campus, Santiago Room 105                Safeway
                        Aquatic Center, Rm 155/156                         KRMC Wellness Center
                        Lake Havasu High, Old Gym                         KRMC Professional Building
                        Basha’s Grocery
                        Smith’s Grocery
                        Albertson’s Grocery
                        London Bridge Racquet/Fitness

To find out more about compression-only CPR and find out how your group can be part of this event, please visit  or call Jennifer Richards at 928-854-8554. 

American Medical Response Inc. (, America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 42 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals, with a fleet of 4,100 vehicles, transport more than three million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Emergency Medical Services Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.


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