American Heart Association Reveals Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk

In November, the American Heart Association ( and the Greater Omaha Chamber debuted Nebraska’s first Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk in the Westroads Mall. The new kiosk will provide Hands-Only CPR training to the public in as little as five minutes. Recent studies have found that Hands-Only CPR is equally as effective as conventional mouth-to-mouth CPR, and people are more likely to feel comfortable performing it. The kiosk is a revolutionary new way of spreading this information to as many people as possible. The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Each Hands-Only CPR training kiosk features a touch screen with that displays a brief video tutorial followed by a practice session and a 30-second CPR test. With the help of a practice manikin (a rubber torso), the kiosk provides feedback about the depth and rate of compressions and proper hand placement.

The American Heart Association has been actively teaching about Hands-Only CPR since it launched the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour in 2012. Their first CPR kiosk was launched at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. In the first two years alone, more than 25,000 people learned CPR in an airport. The American Heart Association hopes to replicate that success in Omaha. To learn more, visit