American Heart Association, Amerigroup Foundation unveil CPR training kiosk at BWI airport

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Amerigroup Foundation has sponsored a hands-only CPR interactive kiosk at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshal Airport where travelers can learn CPR, the organizations said.

The interactive kiosk is one of five hands-only CRP training kiosks in US locations.

The introduction of BWI´s kiosk coincided with National CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2016), which educated Americans about CPR and AED training in order to increase the chance of survival from cardiac arrest. Every year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital and more than 20 percent occur in public places like airports, casinos and sporting facilities. The hands-only CPR education available at each kiosk helps users understand how they can immediately help a person who experiences a cardiac emergency outside of a hospital.

The other airports with kiosks are Chicago O´Hare International (ORD), Indianapolis International (IND), and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL). A kiosk also resides at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio.

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke, America´s No. one and No. four killers. As part of the organization´s dedication to save lives, it is setting out to train all Americans in lifesaving hands-only CPR.

The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. Together, with local, regional and national organizations, the Amerigroup Foundation works to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Amerigroup and its affiliated health plans serve.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is centrally located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland with easy access to the entire metropolitan region. BWI Marshall is the 22nd busiest airport in the United States, serving nearly 24 million passengers per year.