GISH students become CPR certified

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 6:37 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Students at Grand Island Senior High learned some potentially life-saving skills. Roughly 75 medical academy sophomores became CPR certified on Tuesday and about another 75 will go through the process on Wednesday.

They started training online a few weeks ago and were able to learn hands on on Tuesday. They were given both adult and infant dummies to learn how to respond to any kind of emergency.

“It’s one of those things that a heart attack can happen at any time,” Foundation of Medical Science Teacher Jake Myers said. “To have these kids ready for any of those situations is a great tool for us to have, a great tool for them to have to hopefully go forward in their careers.”

Myers said students were really excited about the opportunity.

“As we started talking about this way back in August, introducing it to them and saying this is what’s going to happen and you will get certified in this,” he said. “They kind of got excited about it then. We had classes continually asking me when are we going to do it? We want to learn these things.”

This was the first year students were certified, but the school hopes to continue this training every year moving forward.

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