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RIO RANCHO - Project Heart Start 2013 Facilitator Registration

New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation & Cloudcroft Fire Department

Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)

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Here is how Project Heart Start will work:


1.     The goal of Project Heart Start Day is to teach the public compression only CPR and what to do in an emergency. For the participant the program lasts only 40 minutes and is divided into watching a 12 minute video, written and produced by Dr. Barry Ramo and KOAT 7, followed by a 15 minute skills session led by you, the facilitator.

2.     On the day of the event, June 22, 2013 3 sessions will be offered: 8AM, 9AM and 10AM, with a back up session at 11AM if more people show. After participants view the video in the main room at Meadowlark Senior Center they will be directed to stations manned by you, the CPR facilitators. At each station 1 CPR mannequin will be available for every 2 students.

3.     We would like for you to teach the participants to do two things reflexively: when they come upon a person that has suddenly collapsed and is unresponsive: call 911 and perform chest compressions hard and fast. In addition we would like for you to teach them how to help a choking victim. You are encouraged to demonstrate these steps with a scenario and be sure that each participant gets a chance to practice assessing the victim, calling 911 and perform the compression- only CPR on the manikin. After the completion of the skill session participants will be directed  toward an AED station where they learn how AEDs are used as a critical link in survival for cardiac arrest.  

4.     On Saturday, June 22, 2013, the day of the event we ask that you arrive no later than 7:00am at the Meadowlark Senior Center.  Breakfast and a complimentary T-shirt will be provided for each facilitator. A brief orientation will follow at 7:30AM and then the program will start at 8AM. The event will end no later than 12 NOON.  EMTs are able to earn 4 hours of CE credits but will need to stay the entire 4 hours and register through Eventbrite. More detailed information about that will be provided. 

Prior to registering be sure to view the facilitator video at  . Registration deadline: June 14, 2013

We look forward to seeing you at the first statewide NM Project Heart Start Day on June 22nd. Please be there no later than 7:00 a.m. We will provide breakfast and you will get your facilitator's t-shirt.


Thanks for your support for this lifesaving event and we will see you 6/22/13

Barry W. Ramo, M.D., Project Heart Start, Founder

Dorothee Hutchinson, Project Heart Start Coordinator    

Rio Rancho Project Heart Start Planning Team and the Rio Rancho Fire Department        

Have questions about RIO RANCHO - Project Heart Start 2013 Facilitator Registration? Contact New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation & Cloudcroft Fire Department

When & Where

Meadowlark Senior Center
4330 Meadowlark Lane Southeast
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)

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New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation & Cloudcroft Fire Department

The New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation is dedicated to supporting education and research to enhance heart health for all New Mexicans. 

Project Heart Start, a program of the foundation,  is dedicated to saving the lives of victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest through education of all capable citizens to perform compression-only CPR and to encourage and facilitate the placement and proper utilization of automated external defibrillators (AED).

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