Feel Safer! Students Training in CPR

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Our fifth, sixth and seventh grades were given an intensive training in CPR today.  They were also greeted with camera coverage from channel 4 and 8 and watched over by a half dozen firefighters. 

Here is the press release:

 Press Release
Trinity Lutheran School
Focus on Family and Friends-Mass CPR Training Day

Emergencies aren’t fun, but for children, learning to deal with them can be.

On May 29, 2008 from 8:30-10:00am, Trinity Lutheran School in Wahiawa will be offering a mass CPR and public education outreach day to their 5th-7th graders.  This important outreach event will be providing the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Family and Friends CPR Course to the school’s students, parents, and faculty.  The AHA Family and Friends Course is for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. The students will receive hands-on training on how to perform the basic skills of CPR in adults and children and how to help an adult or child who is choking.  Also available will be an automated external defibrillator display, information on child safety, and AHA CPR information and handouts.

The media is invited to attend and video opportunities will be available through out the event.
The students and families at Trinity Lutheran School will be learning one of the most valuable lessons a student can learn: How to save the life of a loved one, teacher, or friend by performing the simple steps of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. CPR can make the difference between life and death of a loved one. It has been proven to double and possibly triple the chance of survival for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
The students will also have the chance to learn the newest update in CPR, Hands-only CPR. In March 2008, AHA released the newest update to the 2005 Guidelines by introducing the Hands-only CPR which promotes calling 9-1-1 and starting chest compressions. This statement clarifies the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, which included the recommendation that laypersons – or bystanders – should perform hands-only CPR if they are unable or unwilling to provide rescue breaths.  This new statement is more support for saving lives through fast action and knowing what to do to help a victim in need.

This event will be sponsored by Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) of Hawaii. SCAA is an independent, not-for-profit organization singularly focused on sudden cardiac arrest.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) does not discriminate; it can happen to anyone, at any time.  SCAA’s mission is to prevent loss of life from SCA.  We promote the Chain of Survival and encourage immediate bystander action when someone suffers SCA.

All of the volunteers associated with this educational day will be instructors for the American Heart Association of Hawaii.  For more information about this event or requesting an event for your school or organization please contact our local SCAA Chapter, Pamela Foster at 808-388-5911.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by trinityhawaii on June 4, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Your teachers and students were absolutely wonderful! For me this was a very successful event and certainly will stay on the top of my list as a very fulfilling day. The kids responded well to the information, asked the most thought provoking questions, and participated like champions.

    Thank you very much for allowing us to come in and educate the kids. If you would like to continue this type of event on an annual basis we would be happy to offer it. Just let me know!

    With much appreciation,

    Pamela Foster, RN
    AED Program Coordinator for the Airports of Hawaii
    President and CEO of AED Institute of America, Inc
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Sharing Knowledge, Saving Lives


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