Thanks to a collaboration from the American Heart Association, UR Medicine, and the Monroe County Library System, you can learn to save lives with CPR from the comfort of your own home or classroom. Hands-Only CPR training kits are available to borrow at Mendon Public Library, and other select Monroe County Libraries.
The unit includes a rubber torso, or manikin, to guide proper hand placement as well as compression rate and depth, and instructions.
The Hand-Only CPR kits are available to be checked out and returned at any public library in Monroe County, just as with other library materials.
Our region has some of the lowest bystander-performed CPR rates in the country. This has a profound negative effect on our community and its health. The American Heart Association, Monroe County Library System, and UR Medicine are looking to improve access to Hands-Only CPR training for the Rochester and Monroe County region. By improving access to training, we hope to see an improvement in our bystander CPR rates and, ultimately, in patient survival and outcomes following cardiac arrest.