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Nelson, Whitfield lead “Heartsaver” CPR/AED training with local teacher
CLEVELAND – Two CCC instructors took their life-saving skills on the road last week to ensure local teachers know how to respond properly in case of a medical emergency.

Nelson, Whitfield lead “Heartsaver” CPR/AED training with local teacher

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Oct 27, 2015

CLEVELAND – Two CCC instructors took their life-saving skills on the road last week to ensure local teachers know how to respond properly in case of a medical emergency.

C:\fakepath\CPR1.jpgCCC Emergency Medical Technology Program Director Rhett Nelson and Clinical Coordinator Chris Whitfield presented a “Heartsaver” Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/ Automatic External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) training to faculty in the Cleveland, MS School District Friday.

Over 35 teachers in the school district learned to operate AEDs as well as maintain an airway and properly perform chest compressions. The possibly life-saving AED machines, used to revive an individual suffering from cardiac arrest or heart attack, were recently placed in schools throughout the district through a grant.

In addition, the teacher learned basic first aid skills such as how to assist someone who is choking and help stop blood loss during an injury.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to show the effectiveness of our outreach education from the Department of Emergency Medical Technology,” said Nelson. “We will be having them complete a workforce application and expect this to be a positive step for all of us.”

Nelson said the department has been invited to return to the school district for additional trainings in the near future.