Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
To mark the beginning of American Heart Month, Davis Hospital and Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center, Pioneer Valley Hospital, and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center will collaborate with the American Heart Association (AHA) on Friday, February 1 for Heart on the Hill.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., members of the Utah legislature, their staff, and the general public are invited to participate in free heart disease screenings at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda. Free screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density and more. Free compression-only CPR training will also be provided by the Salt Lake City Fire Department.
“The American Heart Association is thrilled to have the support of Davis Hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, Pioneer Valley Hospital and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center at Heart on the Hill. The health screenings they provide to lawmakers, Capitol staff and volunteers is absolutely invaluable,” said Scott Brown, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association Utah Division.
Heart on the Hill also provides American Heart Association volunteers a chance to talk with their legislators about key heart health priorities. This year, the priorities include protecting funding for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, and advocating for making coverage for pulse oximetry testing for newborns mandatory and requiring CPR training as a high-school graduation requirement.
As an additional service to the Salt Lake City community, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the Salt Lake City Fire Department have teamed up to offer a free monthly CPR class. The class, taught by staff from both Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the Salt Lake City Fire Department, is scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month and is held at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. To sign up for this class, go to http://www.slcfire.com, click on the word education, then the word CPR.
This basic CPR class is meant to be a hands-only class and those who take the class will not be completely CPR certified. However, each participant will receive a certificate for taking the class. For more information on the CPR class, please call Salt Lake City Fire Department’s Ben Rose at 801-910-6752.