Learning CPR from Dr. Oz and UNTHSC

By Alex Branch

CPR_Hulen_Web

UNT Health Science Center students will team with Dr. Mehmet Oz from The Dr. Oz Show to offer free CPR training Feb. 11- 12 as part of a statewide effort to teach 10,000 people the potentially life-saving procedure.

The second annual Texas Two Step “How to Save a Life” campaign is organized by students from all eleven medical schools in Texas, serving over 40 community sites in 13 cities.

More than 70 UNTHSC student volunteers will help teach adults and children how to perform chest compressions in Fort Worth, Arlington and Benbrook.

During last year’s event, 650 students helped train more than 4,200 people.

“We have more training sites this year and a lot more excitement building up to it,” said Teresa Dunphy, a third-year medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We have set a much bigger goal to train 10,000 people this year.”

Boosting enthusiasm is the involvement of The Dr. Oz Show. The medical celebrity will appear at training sites in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth to film segments for an upcoming show. He is scheduled to film at Hulen Mall in Fort Worth from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

Students selected training sites with a high volume of foot traffic, such as shopping malls and YMCAs. No appointments are necessary.

Almost 90 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital die, according to the American Heart Association. But if CPR is performed within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of survival can double or triple.

Other partners for the event are the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, Texas Medical Association Foundation, Texas Medical Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residents Association, MaveRx and Healthcorps.

Recent News

Screenshot 2024 06 20 At 3.45.01 pm
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

From sacrifice to success: a journey through physical therapy school

Ancelmo Mojarro came to Fort Worth to study. The Tyler native knew he wanted to be a physical therapist early on his undergraduate days. He embarked on his path to physical therapy a decade ago, inspired by a friend's suggestion amidst his quest to find his calling in the medical field. “I starte...
Garciarosanski
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

HSC pro bono physical therapy program offers hope

For 70-year-old Beverly Rozanski, the journey to improved health has been long and challenging. Raised in Michigan, Rozanski spent her childhood and early adult years struggling with physical challenges that made even the simplest tasks seem insurmountable. However, her discovery of a pro bono p...
Mills John
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

Team of HSC experts develops national position statement for NCCHC on care for aging patients in correctional facilities

Addressing an overlooked and sometimes neglected patient population, a group of experts from The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth partnered with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care to write a “Care for Aging Patients in the Correctional Setting” posit...
Jennifer Fix 2 Purple
  • Education
|Jun 18, 2024

Pharmacy technician shortage driving force behind new, online prep course

A self-paced, online Pharmacy Technician Preparation Course is now being offered through The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth as a way to help combat the shortage of pharmacy technicians at hospitals, health systems and retail pharmacies. Recognized by the Pharmacy Tech...