Five medical assisting students at the Charlottesville Campus recently participated in a cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class sponsored by the American Heart Association. The students were instructed on how to save someone in a life-threatening situation. Scott Berry, an instructor for the American Heart Association, went into great depth describing the different methods of hand placement and appropriate responses to emergencies. Students were challenged to put this newly learned classroom information they received into action and simulate performing CPR on a life-sized manikin.
The classroom instruction included a video presentation that virtually showed step-by-step instructions on what to do in case a CPR administrator lost their place on the victim chest. This training opportunity provided the students with a unique hands-on experience that they will be able to use if needed in their medical profession or in everyday life. Medical assisting student, Amanda Richardson said, "As a healthcare provider, CPR is essential to performing my duties."
Students pictured from left to right are: Loretta Long, Jessica Wilson, Delta Worley, Wendy Jones, and Amanda Richardson.
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