Convention Center staff members receive CPR and AED training
DECEMBER 9, 2013: More than a million guests visit the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center every year. Earlier this month, 48 Convention Center’s staff members received training to help assure that those visitors return home safely if they require CPR or Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) intervention.
“When people come to the KBH Convention Center, they are more than just attendees at an event,” said Convention Center Director Ron King. “If one of those guests has a cardiac event while at our facility, we want to do all we can to help improve their odds of returning home safely. Quick intervention is the key.”
Dr. Ronna Miller of UT Southwestern Medical Center agrees. “The first four to five minutes after a cardiac arrest are crucial,” she said, since it can take up to six minutes for help to arrive. Dr. Miller conducted the training as part of UT Southwestern Medical Center and the City’s effort to increase the number of people who know how to administer CPR and use an AED