Faculty learns basic CPR skills in training

Aaron Lyons

Faculty and staff were offered a CPR training session as part of a new school wide initiative.

Interested members of faculty and staff met on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the newly renovated lounge in Chalmers Hall.

A certified EMT from Joffe Emergency Services led the course. Participation in this first session was optional due to the lack of interest from all invited members.

The school hopes to generate more interest and will provide more sessions in the near future.

The administration wants to have all the faculty and staff certified in CPR and first aid, and be able to operate an automatic external defibrillator, a device than gives an electroshock to restart the heart.

At this first session participants were only taught the basics of CPR.

Athletic Trainer Sandee Teruya said she hopes this initiative “provides the faculty and staff a well-balanced education and enhances the safety of our school community.”