Class at Chicago’s Swedish Hospital teaching the importance of CPR


CHICAGO — A light is being shined on CPR after the lead trainer for the Buffalo Bills performed CPR on Damar Hamlin.

Doctors said his decisive actions helped save the player’s life.

Emergency room doctors and nurses at Swedish Hospital on the North Side of Chicago and across the country are pleased to see the focus on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, known as CPR.

Dr. Ben Flagel, the medical director of emergency medicine at Chicago’s Swedish Hospital, said he sees cardiac arrest patients most days.

“Out of hospital cardiac arrest is the leading cause of sudden death in the community,” he said.

The medical community is praising the quick work of Buffalo Bills trainer Danny Kellington who so vividly illustrated the critical importance of CPR after he restored Hamlin’s heartbeat Monday night.

Cheryl Rodriguez is the hospital’s Bystander CPR training program.

It’s offered free of charge to groups and shows them to save lives.

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