On Friday, STHF was at Butler High School teaching hands only CPR to freshman in their health class. As always, the students are very enthusiastic learners and our instructors are really hitting their stride teaching CPR.
We know of 2 saves that our students had last year. One of the saves involved a student that we had taught at Butler High School.
On Sunday, we were asked to come and teach a Bible study group at Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville. This was a great class. Lots of great questions. The students were very appreciative and the class had the usual empowering effect on the students. They felt that they would know what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest.
The recent IOM study and the brand new AHA guidelines on resuscitation emphasize the importance of bystanders getting involved and acting appropriately during a cardiac arrest. We feel that learning bystander CPR is a basic life skill. We offer hands only CPR classes at no cost to the public. Classes last 30-45 minutes on average. In a cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? Can you take a 1/2 hour out of your life to learn how to save someone else’s life?