The City of Erie and UPMC are proud to partner in support of Minutes Matter, a UPMC community initiative. Minutes Matter aims to inform and empower the people who live in Erie and the surrounding communities with basic emergency information and education related to cardiac events, overdoses, uncontrolled bleeding, and mental health.
Emergencies can happen anywhere, from our homes to our public spaces, and even basic information about life-saving interventions can help save a life. From calling 911 to locating an AED to knowing how to access support from a trained crisis counselor via 988, every person can be more prepared.
“Knowing what to do during those minutes spent waiting for paramedics, police, and fire to show up can be very critical, says Christopher Cammarata, DO, medical director, UPMC Hamot Emergency Department. “Anybody can learn these basic skills. They truly do save lives."
Minutes Matter in the Erie Community
Have you ever tried a chest compression or learned how to administer Narcan®? Would you know how to help someone with a serious bleeding injury? UPMC experts will be onsite at community events and activities throughout Erie to help bring visibility to these life-saving interventions, talk more about how important training is, and give people opportunities to see how they could help save a life.
Erie Seawolves mascot practicing chest compressions at the Minutes Matter table at a recent Erie Seawolves game.