NASHVILLE, April 6, 2018 - Working to raise awareness of the importance of knowing CPR, the Greater Nashville American Heart Association has donated CPR in School Training Kits™ to the Cannon County School District to empower students to learn and potentially provide life-saving intervention in the event of a cardiac emergency.
The American Heart Association's newly upgraded CPR in Schools Training Kit™ enables students to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR in just one class period. Developed by the American Heart Association, the trusted leader in heart health and education, this kit incorporates the very latest science. Students practice on a manikin while watching skills performed correctly on the DVD, a research-proven way to learn and retain lifesaving CPR skills.Plus, the kit teaches AED use and choking relief. The easy-to-use kit is designed specifically for the needs of schools. The kit's brand new wheeled bag allows for convenient movement from classroom to classroom and easy storage. It's also reusable - one kit can train hundreds of people.
One CPR in Schools Training Kit™ includes:
• 1 wheeled classroom carry bag
• 10 Mini Anne Plus® inflatable manikins
• 10 kneel mats
• 10 individual carry bags
• 5 practice-while-watching training DVDs
• 1 hand pump for manikin inflation
• 2 mesh collection and storage bags
• 10 replacement airways
• 50 manikin wipes
• 10 replacement face masks
• 10 AED training simulators
• 1 Facilitator Binder that contains the lesson plan, pre-and- post-test, and additional supplementary material
• 1 Facilitator Guide
Each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. If performed immediately, CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival. Sadly, that happens less than 10 percent of the time outside of the hospital. The CPR in Schools Training Kit can make a difference in communities across Middle Tennessee. Survival depends on immediate CPR and other actions starting with bystanders. For more information about Hands Only CPR and to learn how to save a life in 60 seconds, visit www.heart.org/handsonlycpr.
For more information about the American Heart Association's CPR in Schools Training Kit, visit here.