This week, STHF had a busy day teaching hands only CPR. In the morning we met with the leadership and staff of the Greater Louisville Medical Society to see how we may work together moving forward. Great demonstration by the interns and wonderful demonstration by our cardiac arrest interns.
Later in the day we met with the University of Louisville to discuss research and publication possibilities of our data that we have accrued over this first phase. The interns with STHF have taught over 1800 people hands only CPR in the last 12 weeks. This data should make for some unique and great public health research opportunities. The University of Louisville has been a great supporter of our organization in so many ways. I can not thank them enough. We have some great preliminary presentation plans for the future.
We went right from U of L to a CPR class held monthly at the Louisville Cardiology office. This is always a great class with many educated and motivated participants. Many of the CPR students are cardiac patients. Former cardiac patients represent another high risk subset of potential cardiac arrest victims and we want to educate and train their friends and family what to do in the event of a cardiac emergency. I always try to attend these classes as many of the students are my patients and the questions asked of our instructors tend to be a bit more complex.
But the day wasn’t over yet. STHF was asked to go and teach at Carefit personal training studio. Carrie Armacost, the owner of Carefit, wanted to offer this training as a comprehensive approach to overall health for her clients. This was a great class and perfect way to end a busy week of CPR training.