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MEDIA ADVISORY: Department Of Health Employees To Learn Hands-Only CPR Training On World Heart Day

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

September 24, 2015

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Sept. 24, 2015



Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health, in partnership with community organizations, is training staff on Hands-Only™ CPR in celebration of World Heart Day on Sept. 29. County Health Departments in all 67 counties are also hosting trainings.

World Heart Day is an annual event created by the World Heart Foundation to remind everyone that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death.

Hands-Only™ CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting, such as at home, at work or in a park. In the event of a cardiac emergency, people are more likely to perform Hands-Only™ CPR and ultimately save a life.

What: Hands-Only™ CPR Training

When: Sept. 29, 2015
Session 1 – 10 a.m. to noon
Session 2 – 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Florida Department of Health
Betty Easley Conference Center – Room 148
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399

For a full list of events across the state, visit

When posting on social media, please use the hashtag #FLHearts.

Note: Training is only available for department staff; however, members of the media are welcome to observe.

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About World Heart Day

World Heart Day is celebrated in collaboration with Healthiest Weight Florida, a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about how to be active and make nutritious food choices, visit