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Chest compression only CPR to be taught Thursday in Ceres
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A free seminar will be held Thursday evening, March 13 at the Ceres Community Center to teach the method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) without mouth to mouth breathing.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone, including children desiring to learn the simplified form of CPR since chest compression-only CPR has been shown to be as effective as regular CPR. Putting on the session is Hands On Practical Experience (HOPE). H.O.P.E. is free, but pre-registration is required by contacting Traci Farris at the Ceres Recreation Division at 538-5682.

For those who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital, the chance of survival is less than 10 percent. Brain damage can occur in four minutes and for every minute without CPR, the chance of survival goes down by 10 percent.

Thousands have participated in HOPE training.