The De Queen Family and Consumer Sciences class went through a CPR class for infants, children and adults. Hoping they never have to put into practice the skills they learned, if there is an emergency, this group knows how to make a difference.
Students in each class were divided into groups and taught how to do CPR as well as the Heimlich. All 70 students attending the class received the Heart Saver CPR and AED Certification which was paid for by the school.
“I think this is a great outreach program for the junior high and high school students,” said school nurse Valerie Graham, RN.
Head school nurse, Melinda Pounds, said that “by teaching this class, I feel we have given our students the tools they need to handle any situation.”
School nurse Susie Mendez, RN, said, “Hopefully this course gives our students the confidence to act in an emergency situation and help save a life.”
When the students were asked what they thought of the class one said, “This has helped open my eyes up to the steps and proper procedure for doing CPR. I now feel that if an emergency happened that I could assist until back up arrived.”