On Saturday September 23rd, 2017 a CPR class was help on campus with the participation 15 students from the Fall 2017 group of students. Pius Benjamin certified paramedic with St. Jude hospital led this hand on skills training course which prepares students on how to perform life saving techniques on infants, children and adults. An introduction of what CPR entails was given along with the skills and knowledge needed for Basic Life Support.
Further discussion for situations in which CPR is useful and the serious responsibility for being a first responder was illustrated, Mr. Benjamin also share some personal experience of when he was able to use CPR in the past to further demonstrate the value of being trained in this skill. Each student was asked to demonstrate the proper sequence of events for administering CPR using CPR training manikins. The students were eager to practice the hands on training and cheered each other on. After the hands on exercise with the manikins a written exams was administered in the form of multiple choice. Each student was then informed that they would receive a CPR certification card in the following days.