MEDFORD, Ore. — Local emergency responders teamed up with Asante medical professionals to teach young children how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It was part of several community demonstrations at a Medford park Saturday afternoon.
Even though the kids are young, officials say there’s really no limit to who can learn and perform CPR.
“You think about the adrenaline that gets happening when you have an emergency and pretty small people can perform pretty darn good chest compressions,” said Medford Fire and Rescue’s Samantha Metheny.
The kids got to practice with a dummy and received a DVD with instructions and a book. Their homework is to teach five other people how to do CPR.