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CPR Training Kits help to provide lifesaving education at BC

Filed in District by on November 6, 2018

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In October 2015, a State Education law was put into effect that requires every high school graduate to be trained in hands-only CPR. Nigro Companies, through the American Heart Association, has donated two CPR In School Training Kits that will help BC educators continue to do just that.

Hands-only CPR is the practice of CPR without using mouth-to-mouth breaths and is recommended when a teen or adult suddenly collapses in an “out-of-hospital” setting. These kits, created by the American Heart Association, were designed as a way to make it easier for teachers to instruct students.

Currently, all BCHS students are taught the full CPR course for certification in their health classes. Additionally, hands-only CPR training was added to middle school physical education instruction four-years ago.

Though the addition of the kits will not change the curriculum, it will certainly assist in actively engaging students according to Frederick Powers, the district’s FACS, Health and Physical Education Supervisor.

Each kit provides multiple tools and training instructions to train up to 20 people at once. These tools allow for students to learn the skills of hands-only CPR – as well as AED defibrillator use and helping someone who is choking – so students are able to perform the actions themselves. 

In addition to the easy-to-use training tools, each of the kits are reusable and can be moved throughout the district. Find out what each of the CPR In School Training Kits include here.

Thank you to Nigro Companies and the American Heart Association for helping BC to provide this lifesaving education to students!

Do you know CPR? Learn more on the American Heart Association website.