Did you know that 70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they do not know how to administer CPR? Also, 88% or 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests occur at home. Therefore, the life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love (American Heart Association).
Mrs. Larochelle’s 8th grade health class is learning CPR. Last year, students learned about the major body systems including the respitory and circulatory systems. This year, students started off learning about basic emergency protocols such as recognizing an emergency and calling 911. Then, they moved on to assessing a victim’s ABC’s (airway, breathing, circulation). Students are now learning how to administer cycles of chest compressions and breathing.
Our students will not earn a certification card. However, they will gain a complete understanding of when and how to administer CPR. Ask your 8th grader about it!