CPR kiosk unveiled at Cincinnati Museum Center
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Cincinnati Museum Center unveiled a new life-saving exhibit Thursday. The CPR kiosk could actually help save a life.
The American Heart Association is trying to put the CPR kiosks where families visit. "When you teach the kids something they are going to teach the parents something, and hopefully one of these days the kid will save a life or maybe even their parents life," said Dr. Damodhar P. Suresh of the American Heart Association.
The kiosk talks people through the stops and the timing, which works to the rhythm of the song "Staying Alive". "07 all you have to do is increase the blood flow from the heart that has stopped to the brain."
The chest compressions take work and the machine tells you if you are pushing hard and fast enough to keep the blood flowing for survival. The kiosk scores users on how they did.
Peter Kelly was running on a track in Anderson when he had a cardiac arrest and needed care. "It's cardio, pulmonary , resuscitation, cardio heart, pulmonary lungs, resuscitation is bring it back up, but now it's not anymore cardiopulmonary pulmonary, it's cardio cerebral," said Dr. Suresh. "So the brain is alive, until they come to us and I can open the artery and hopefully save somebody's life."
No word yet where it will be placed.