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CALLING ALL NURSES!

 

Bring the Time OUT protocol beyond the conference halls and into our schools and homes. Nurses are the heartbeat
of our communities, and their impact extends far beyond hospital walls.


Introducing the Time Out protocol that empowers nurses to play a pivotal role in spreading awareness about
CPR readiness. Nurses are not just healthcare professionals; they are parents, family members, and sports
enthusiasts with unique opportunities to educate others and make a difference.


Volunteering to teach hands-only CPR at sporting events offers a breath of fresh air to their advocacy efforts and
reinforces the importance of readiness in real-life settings. Let’s join forces to ensure that every nurse becomes a
champion for CPR education and readiness in our communities. Together, we can save lives!

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TIME OUT PROTOCOL ANNOUNCEMENT SCRIPT FOR SPORTING EVENTS AND PRACTICES

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, players, coaches, and fans, welcome to today’s event. Before we kick off
the excitement, let’s take a crucial ‘Time Out’ for Heart Safety. This is more than a game protocol;
it’s a lifesaving call to action right in the heart of our community.

STEP 1: LOCATE THE AEDS

Second, let’s see a show of hands - who knows how to perform CPR? [Pause for audience response.] Thank you! Your knowledge could be crucial in a critical moment.


STEP 2: CPR KNOWLEDGE


First, please take a moment to note the location of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) around us. [Have a designated person visibly demonstrate the AED location closest to the sidelines.] Remember, these lifesaving devices are not tucked away in an office; they are accessible right here, on the sidelines, ready for immediate use.

STEP 3: ACKNOWLEDGE PREPAREDNESS


Third, to our dedicated team on the sidelines - our coaches and volunteers trained in CPR, first aid, and AED use - please raise your hands. [Pause for acknowledgment.] Your preparedness is key to our athletes’ safety, and we commend your commitment.


CONCLUSION


Thank you for taking this ‘Time Out’ with us. Play ball!

Join us in spreading awareness and empowering communities with the Time Out protocol for CPR readiness. Whether you’re attending a sporting event or organizing a practice session, you can make a difference by implementing the hands-only CPR football or baseball method.

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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION:

 

1. DISTRIBUTE CPR FOOTBALLS:

Hand out “CPR footballs” to attendees before, during, or

after the event to practice compressions.

2. GATHER FOR COMPRESSIONS:

Encourage participants to gather in a designated area or

right on their seats  to perform hands-on CPR on the CPR

footballs. Lead the group in counting 30 compressions

together.

 

3. SET UP AN EDUCATIONAL TABLE:

Alternatively, set up a table with a few CPR mannequins if you have them and offer the CPR footballs (not so fast- 30 compressions first!). Invite attendees to learn hands-only CPR by completing 30 compressions on the stress balls, with
guidance from volunteers or trained staff.

4. SHARE AWARENESS TIPS:

Before or during the activity, provide a brief demonstration or tip on hands-only CPR, emphasizing the importance of rapid and effective chest compressions in saving lives.

Let’s make every sporting event and practice session an opportunity to educate and empower others with life-saving skills. Take the Time Out protocol home to your schools and communities and participate in the movement to save lives.

 


With admiration and gratitude,

 


Dr. Susan B. Davis


Transforming hospital culture, one rescue at a time

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