Another successful hands only CPR teaching period has come to a close as our instructors finish their college semester. Our interns were busy this spring and taught over 1400 high school students hands only CPR. They taught high school freshmen in 3 different counties in Kentucky. I want to publicly thank them for all of their efforts. Our instructors are full time college students and do the CPR education in addition to their scholastic work.
In other exciting news, we have expanded our teaching and have brought hands only CPR education to the campus of DePauw University. Start the Heart Foundation has had a strong relationship with DePauw University with over 10 former interns with our organization currently on campus. Several of our former interns got together and taught members of the DePauw panhellenic council recently. It was a high energy event enjoyed by all. Hopefully, in the future we will be able to provide a systematic training program to all members of the DePauw student body. This was an important first step. A special thanks to Anna, Clara and Alex for making this happen.
We have now been teaching hands only CPR for 2 years. Some of our stats in the first 2 years we have taught 16,604 people hands only CPR mainly in the Louisville area. We have taught hands only CPR in 7 different counties in Kentucky and Indiana and have taught in over 40 different high schools. During this time period we have had 34 college students serve as our interns and many of them have gone on to enter medical school.
We recently hired our 3 summer interns and will resume our summer teaching program at the end of June. During this session we will offer hands only CPR teaching any time, any where and any place in an effort to reach as many people as possible. If you have a group of 15 or more people and would like for us to come and teach hands only CPR for free in as little as 30 minutes then please contact us through the website.
Lastly, this year Kentucky passed a law requiring hands only CPR training prior to graduation for high school. Kentucky became the 29th state to pass this legislation in the United States. Our teaching program meets all of the requirements for this training. We have done all of our teaching through health and PE classes with freshman. If you are a principal or health/PE teacher and we have not reached out to your school, then please contact us through the website to set up training this upcoming year.