Texas Two Step Aims to Set World Record for CPR Training February 6, 2016 in Texas


Feb 01, 2016, 04:11 ET from American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of emergency physicians and health groups in Texas is hosting the "Texas Two Step: How to Save a Life" event on February 6, 2016 at 43 sites in 10 cities in Texas. The goal is to teach participants how to act quickly to save a life while setting a new Guinness World Record with over 20,000 participants. 

WHAT: More than six hundred medical students representing all nine medical schools in Texas will teach participants "The Texas Two-Step": a 20-minute hands-on training session in hands-only CPR, to ensure participants know how to act quickly to save a life by taking two steps: Step # 1: Call 911; Step #2: Begin hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest.

WHEN: February 6, 2016

WHERE: 43 locations in Texas spread across Amarillo, Austin, College Station, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Lubbock and San Antonio

WHO: Texas College of Emergency Physicians, HealthCorps, Texas Medical Association, American College of Emergency Physicians and MaveRx                                  

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.texacep.org/page/1601_2Step_locs

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies. 

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SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)