Apison Elementary Educators Begin Summer Break With Emergency Training

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nearly 50 Apison Elementary teachers and administrators volunteered to spend the first evening of their summer vacation learning emergency response techniques at a training session hosted by Parkridge Medical Center. 

Tammie Crowder, a nurse in Parkridge Medical Center’s Emergency Department, taught the Apison educators how to rescue a choking victim and demonstrated the techniques for use on babies, children and adults. The group also learned how to perform CPR on infants, children and adults, as well as proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator. After receiving instruction, the teachers and staff took the opportunity to try out their new skills on several adult and infant mannequins under the supervision of registered nurses.

Attendees said they were grateful for the chance to learn skills that could help them save lives in the event of an emergency.

“We have our students and colleagues at school and then our families - many of us have babies at home, so we felt it was important to participate," said third grade teacher Kaylie Lumley.  "It’s good to know we have the knowledge to possibly help others if the need arises.” 

The training was one in a series of sessions that Parkridge Health System hosts throughout the year for area schools. Educators who are interested in signing up for a future training session can call MedLine at 622-6848 for more information.

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