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February 10, 2020

According to the American Heart Association, every year more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital, and nearly 90 percent of those people die. When administered quickly, bystander CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.

That’s why ComEd partnered with the University of Chicago and the American Heart Association to install a hands-only kiosk that provides CPR training in a matter of minutes.

Located at the University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the kiosk is an interactive, free and quick way visitors can learn skills that could help save a life.

“Helping to provide the University of Chicago community with access to a life-saving CPR kiosk is one of the many ways ComEd and its employees support heart health,” said Scott Vogt, ComEd vice president of energy acquisition. “As an individual personally impacted by heart disease, this is a cause literally close to my heart.”

Kiosk features:

  • Touch screen with a video program that provides a brief introduction and overview of hands-only CPR.
  • Practice session and a 30-second skills test.
  • Gives feedback on the depth and rate of compressions and proper hand placement using a practice mannequin or rubber torso.
  • The entire training takes about five minutes.

The hands-only CPR kiosk at UChicago Medicine is the fourth in Chicago: CPR kiosks are also in place at O’Hare International Airport, McCormick Place Convention Center and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.