Another great week of teaching hands only CPR. The focus for us this fall has been in teaching hands only CPR to freshmen in every area high school in Jefferson County, KY. We have enjoyed a great partnership and relationship working closely with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). We have taught at 11 JCPS high schools so far and will teach at another 6 prior to Thanksgiving. This week we had the opportunity to teach at 2 private high schools in Louisville, Christian Academy and Desales high school.
We certainly enjoyed our visit to these two schools and like at every other school, the students were attentive, eager to learn and felt empowered after the class to act in a cardiac emergency.
We feel this strategy of teaching every freshmen should blanket the community with people taught the essential life skill of hands only CPR. Historically, if a person has been taught CPR once in their lifetime then they are more than 50% more likely to perform CPR if ever called upon.
The mission continues.