Los Angeles residents learned how to give hands-only CPR recently during a stop of the American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR Mobile unit. Nearly 400,000 Americans suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year and almost 90 percent die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.

If started immediately, hands-only CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Go the website www.heart.org/handsonlycpr and learn the process works.