About 50 Harrison High School students earned a two-year certification through the Red Cross in Responding to Emergencies for the Adult/Child CPR, AED and First aid in their Physical education classes.
“The students learned skills such as Hands-only and traditional CPR (Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), what life-threatening situations require CPR, and how to use the AED (automated external defibrillator) in the cardiac chain of survival,” said Wendy Swenson, teacher at Harrison High School.
The students learned triage assessments and procedures to help someone who is bleeding, to examine an individual who exhibits muscle, bone or joint injuries, and how to properly administer an Epi-pen for someone who is in anaphylaxis shock. They also covered material on administering appropriate care for individuals dealing with a choking, seizure, stroke and diabetic situation.
“Being able to identify and assess an unsafe situation and what to do was an important focus of this unit,” said Swenson.