DSV Global Transport and Logistics has donated funding to help train the next generation of lifesavers by funding CPR in Schools Training Kits that will train Pass Christian High School students and their families. More than 400,000 people suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest each year. The American Heart Association is working to improve this number.
Change starts with helping people feel more confident in their abilities during an emergency situation. The DSV donation will train thousands in the community with the skills needed to respond. The kit was presented to the faculty and students at Pass Christian High School on Thursday, November 14.
“Nationally, each hour 38 people experience a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital setting and, tragically nine out of 10 will not survive,” says Christin LeBoeuf, American Heart Association Regional Vice President. “The simple act of learning CPR can transform health outcomes for our community. We are thankful for the support of DSV.”
Because of the alarming statistics, the Mississippi legislature passed the HB 432 on March 31, 2014, requiring all Mississippi graduating seniors to receive hands-only CPR instruction. The donation from DSV provided Pass Christian High School with resources that can assist in fulfilling the CPR graduation requirement. Studies have shown that students are capable of learning and effectively performing CPR. It has also shown that trainees, including students of 12 years or older, can achieve acceptable levels of proficiency in hands-on CPR in 30 minutes or less. By teaching CPR to middle and high school students, a generation of lifesavers can be created.
These CPR in Schools Training Kits will teach thousands of students the skills that they can use should they find someone in an emergency situation.
The CPR in Schools Training Kit empowered students to learn the core skills of CPR in under 30 minutes, and it teaches AED skills and choking relief. The kit includes everything teachers need to properly educate students: an instructional video, facilitator’s guide, mannequins and a mannequin pump, knee pads, replacement parts and sanitizer.
For more information about the CPR in Schools Training Kits visit cpr.heart.org.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit www.heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.