Texas health groups to teach CPR to 20,000 people in 1 day

The Feb. 6 event at over 43 sites aims to set a new Guinness World Record while teaching participants how to help save lives

WASHINGTON — A coalition of emergency physicians and health groups in Texas is hosting an event at over 43 sites in the state to teach hands-only CPR while aiming to set a new Guinness World Record with over 20,000 participants. 

The "Texas Two Step: How to Save a Life" event will happen Feb. 6, 2016, in 10 Texas cities. The goal is to teach participants how to act quickly to save a life.

More than 600 medical students representing all nine medical schools in Texas will teach participants "The Texas Two-Step": a 20-minute hands-on training session in hands-only CPR, to ensure participants know how to act quickly to save a life by taking two steps — call 911 and begin hands-only CPR.

The event is organized by the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, HealthCorps, Texas Medical Association, American College of Emergency Physicians and MaveRx.

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