Sixth grade students at Homer Junior High School recently learned how to administer life-saving measures during CPR trainings.
The trainings were taught during physical education class by teacher Lynne Renner, in coordination with Nancy Cavellier’s applied-skills classes.
In physical education, students learned how to assess a person for unresponsiveness and then perform chest compressions to pump oxygenated blood to the victim’s body. Students were taught how to locate and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Lastly, students were taught how to help a choking victim.
In Cavellier’s applied-skills class, students created a brochure to take home and review what they learned throughout the course.
According to the CPR Certification Headquarters, effective CPR provided by a bystander in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest can increase the chances of survival by 2 or 3 times.