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St. Joseph's/Candler teaches life-saving techniques

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

St. Joseph's/Candler taught people some life-saving techniques Thursday in Savannah.
 
They showed people how to properly perform hands-only CPR, by pushing hard and fast to the center of the chest to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.

They say if someone is having a heart attack, you want to first call 911 to get an ambulance on the way. Then, immediately start CPR and continue until help arrives.

They say knowing what to do during an emergency saves lives.
 
"With the heart we say, ‘time is muscle.’ So, the longer you delay in getting to the hospital so we can open the artery with a balloon and a stint and place a stint in the artery that is blocked, it damages the heart muscle more," said Betty Brooks, RN, St Joseph's/Candler Heart Hospital.
 
Folks with St. Joseph's/Candler Heart Hospital and Southside Fire were training folks Thursday. It was free.

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