CBS Philly Highlights CPR /AED Olympics and Youth Heart Watch Program

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CBS Philly featured CHOP’s Youth Heart Watch and the CPR/AED Olympics, where Philadelphia high school students showed how to save a life from sudden cardiac arrest.

One American dies of cardiac arrest every two minutes. Knowing CPR or how to use a defibrillator can help save lives. So doctors are teaming up with students to help them learn the basics.

CBS Philly was on hand to capture the CPR/AED Olympics, in which students from 15 Philadelphia high schools entered Franklin Field for a competition that included relay’s with AED’s (automated external defibrillators), a compression challenge, and an AED two-minute turnaround challenge.

Dr. Victoria Vetter with Youth Heart Watch at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia talked to reporter Stephanie Stahl about the program’s research with these students to engage more teens in CPR and AED education.

Read the story and watch the coverage on CBS Philly.