A kit provided to Warsaw Community High School Tuesday will help train more students in CPR.
The Eldora Neher Charitable Endowment Fund, The Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation and the DePuy Synthes employees charitable giving campaign partnered with the American Heart Association to provide a CPR in Schools training kit to WCHS.
During the 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed a law establishing new requirements for CPR and AED instruction at the high school level. Students are not required to be certified in CPR and the use of an AED, but to be trained to incorporate the psychomotor skills (compressions) necessary to perform CPR, according to a provided press release from the American Heart Association.
The CPR in Schools training kit “empowers students to learn the core skills of CPR in under 30 minutes,” the release states. The kit contains everything needed to learn CPR, AED skills and choking relief in school classroom settings. The kit is designed specifically for the needs of the school educators, and it’s portable, allowing for convenient movement from class to class and easy storage, the release states.
The kit was developed for educators, school nurses or even student leaders to train groups of 10 students at once in a school setting. It also can be used to train school faculty, staff, parents, volunteers and community members to extend the life-saving skills into the community.
(Story By The Times Union)