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IBX and the American Heart Association unveil new location for Mobile Hands-Only CPR Kiosk at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Pictured left to right: Atif Bostic, CEO of Uplift Solutions and American Heart Association board member; Greg Deavens, President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross; Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller, Senior Pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Dr. Rich Snyder, executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks at Independence Blue Cross; Jennifer Litchman-Green, Senior Vice President, Eastern States Region, American Heart Association; and Rev. Leroy Miles, Associate Pastor of Sanctification Community, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Dr. Richard Snyder, executive vice president, Facilitated Health Networks at Independence Blue Cross (IBX) joined American Heart Association representatives to celebrate the placement of a Mobile Hands-Only CPR Kiosk at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, a vibrant faith community of 15,000 members in Philadelphia. The ribbon cutting on April 19 was held during Enon’s men’s health “Know Your Numbers” event.

Sponsored by IBX, the kiosk will be placed in nine high-volume locations around Greater Philadelphia over the next three years, moving locations up to three times each year. The first location was the Wells Fargo Center.

More than 350,000 people will experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest this year. Mobile Hands-Only CPR Kiosks are interactive, self-training stations designed to teach and reinforce Hands-Only CPR skills in public places such as shopping malls, airports, and community centers.

The kiosk features a touchscreen with a video program that gives a brief “how-to” followed by a practice session and a 30-second CPR test. Through a manikin, the kiosk provides feedback on hand placement, depth, rate, and recoil of compressions – factors that affect the effectiveness of CPR. The kiosks are designed for self-paced learning, making it accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Studies show that Hands-Only CPR is equally as effective as conventional CPR, and people are more likely to feel comfortable performing it. The Hands-Only CPR education available at the kiosk helps users understand how they can immediately help a person who experiences a cardiac emergency outside of a hospital.