PVAS Medics worked with students, March 16th, from Prairie View High School. As part of their “Citizen Medic” initiative, approximately 130 students practiced Hands-On CPR & AED training throughout the school day.
Thousands of Americans suffer from sudden cardiac death every year. The sooner a family member, friend or bystander can start chest compressions, the better the chances for survival.
The same can be said about applying an automated external defibrillator (AED). The chances are good that a person suffering from sudden cardiac death has been affected by the arrhythmia (ventricular fibrillation or v-fib), which can only be reversed through rapid defibrillation, the use of an AED.
While taking a full CPR certification course is always a good idea, a person doesn’t need to be certified to learn chest compressions and the use of an AED. In fact it only takes a few minutes!
A very big thank you goes to Mrs. Veronica Randall for inviting us, with appreciation as well to EMT, Michio Watanabe and Paramedic, Liah Collier for doing a great job as coaches for the students.
PVAS Medics also participated with Adams County Workforce, Brighton Economic Development Corporation, School District 27J and other Adams County Schools at a job fair held at the Adams County Fair and Regional Park Complex on March 5th. The students participated in learning some life saving techniques the medics use on a daily basis. With the guidance of our ambulance staff, the students did an excellent job intubating and starting IVs (on our training manikins of course)!! They also had an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the emergency medical field from our medics! The Brighton Police Department and Brighton Fire Rescue were also on location providing information about the emergency services they provide!