Permian Basin CPR holds free lessons focused on compression

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ODESSA -- Visitors at Music City Mall had the opportunity to learn some life-saving skills on Saturday.

Permian Basin CPR offered free lessons to anyone that came by.

It was part of the Texas Two Step CPR Campaign, which teaches people that all you need to do is call 911 and start chest compressions.

Contrary to what many people think, instructors said you're more likely to save someone if you don't perform mouth-to-mouth.

Permian Basin CPR said about 100 people learned how to perform CPR for free on Saturday.

If you're interested in taking a CPR class, information can be found on their website