Did you know J-D High School students are certified in hands-only CPR at the start of every school year? It’s actually a state requirement. The New York State Education Department requires students to complete hands-only CPR at least once between grades 9-12 before graduation.
Hands-only CPR is CPR without rescue breaths. According to the American Heart Association it has been shown to be as effective as CPR with breaths in the first few minutes of an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest for an adult victim.
J-D High School Physical Education teachers will train students over a four day rotation, ensuring they help every student complete the state requirement. Students listen to a lecture then demonstrate they can properly do the compressions on a CPR manikin.
“I am so proud of our students for taking part in something so important. We stress to all of our students that this is something that could help save someone’s life. The open mindedness and focus that our students have demonstrated during these first days of class speaks volumes to our student body here at Jamesville-DeWitt” said Jeff Ike, J-D High School Physical Education Teacher.
We’re so proud of our students for gaining this important life-saving skill. Awesome job to everyone involved.