ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany Medical Center will announce a new hands only CPR program.
Hospital officials say the program can save lives. It is designed to teach every employee the technique of hands only CPR.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to Albany Med. Studies show that immediate CPR can more than double a victim's chance of survival.
A retired Albany Med employee, whose life was saved by emergency CPR by a co-worker, will speak when the program is announced on Monday.