On Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12, medical students from all 11 Texas medical schools will join forces with cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, his national nonprofit HealthCorps, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, leadership consulting firm MaveRx, health law and consulting firm the Spiers Group, hospitals, and medical schools across the state for the 2nd Annual Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign.
Free hands-only CPR training will be offered over the two days at public sites in Amarillo, Austin, College Station, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, the Valley, and Waco.
During five-minute training sessions, participants will learn how to act quickly in the event of cardiac emergencies by following two easy steps: Call 911, and initiate hands-only CPR.
Dr. Oz will be participating in training sessions held in Houston on Feb. 11 and in Dallas and Fort Worth on Feb. 12. Visit the campaign website for details.
Last year's event trained more than 4,200 people, with more than 650 medical students in 53 locations. The students hope to train 10,000 Texans this year and plan to grow the event into a nationally driven initiative in the future.
The participating medical students attend Baylor College of Medicine; Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School; The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School; The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio; The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical School; and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
TMA supports this unique campaign thanks to a grant provided by the TMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the association.
Learn more about the Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign, and show support for this event by following @TX2StepCPR on Twitter.
Action, Feb. 1, 2017
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January 31, 2017