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Kingsbrook Provides CPR Training for the Community May 21

05/17/2016

May 21, 2016--Brooklyn, NY-- Kingsbrook's Best Health School provides free education and early detection options for Central Brooklyn residents all year round. On May 21st CPR Training will take place on our main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom.

The mission of the Best Health School is to provide better access to wellness information and screenings to promote healthier communities in our borough. As such, the Best Health School's education programs provide access to services that are specifically designed for the uninsured of our community, and plays a large part of the facility’s prevention agenda to improve access to quality care and education efforts. CPR (or cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). If someone isn't circulating blood or breathing adequately, CPR can restore circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain.

"Learning a valuable skill such as CPR means that people can possibly save the lives their loved ones and those around them in critical situations, " says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “It can also be the life-line needed until advanced medical care can be provided." The Best Health School also provides education on stroke awareness and a myriad of chronic health conditions. For more information on our educational schedule for 2016, visit our website at www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.

According to the American Heart Association, about 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 90th year, is a 784-bed teaching Medical Center. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, The Bone & Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine and the Neurosciences Institute providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.

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