D’Hanis High School Students Train in CPR

On February 6, 2012, ten high school students from D’Hanis Independent School District took the American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR course, sponsored by Uvalde Memorial Hospital.  The course was taken in UMH’s Education Center.

The Heart Saver CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) is a classroom and video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult cardiolopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.  This course teaches skills with American Hospital Association’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.  The class also included modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking.

The course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. 

Upon completion of this course, students received an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

Red Cross First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training meets the needs of workplace responders, school staffs, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public.

For more information about training courses offered to the public, please call Iris Jimenez at (830) 278-6251 ext. 1152.