American Heart Association CPR in Universities

American Heart Association CPR in Universities

October 9, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


(upbeat music) – Through the CPR in Schools program, students here at The Ohio State University have taken particular interest
in teaching each other how to do CPR to save a life. After seven months of this program, they have trained 2,000 students on how to teach and on how
to save a life through CPR. (upbeat music) – I think CPR is one of
the most important things you can learn living on a college campus, and knowing more people have
that knowledge of how to do CPR just makes me feel better. (upbeat music) – We currently use the A.J. took kit, and it’s really simple and easy to use so we can maximize the amount
of people that we teach. – You know, last year at this time, there was no student
program to train on CPR, so with the training
session we did tonight, we broke the 1,000 mark. So, it’s great to see
everybody come together around something that they
know is probably gonna be a benefit to a friend or a family member sometime in their lifetime. – The American Heart
Association curriculum has been really easy to follow. I also love a lot of
the changes they’ve made that have made it easier
and more enjoyable to teach and really just focusing
on those core skills of checking, calling, compressing, just pushing hard and fast
in the center of their chest, and it gets a lot easier
for people to learn it. (upbeat music) – Before this program, I had
not been a CPR instructor, and the American Heart
Association instructions are definitely easy to
follow and easy to teach. The mannequins that we were provided with are incredibly helpful
because they are compact, easy to carry, and easy to teach, especially the depth that
we require the students to compress the chest. (upbeat music) – Seeing people kind of light up as they learn this new
really important skill that I think just
empowers people to think, “I could really save a life now.” And that chance to teach people something that really can make a difference. And so I think seeing people
experience that moment and acquire that skill is
just really, really cool. – There was a lot of people in here today, it was a great turnout, so I know a lot people
learned a lot about CPR. – I think the impact
of this program is that we trained 200 students just today and knowing that those
students can now save a life. The students love it, we make it fun, we have a DJ, we give out t-shirts. It makes me feel awesome to know that my staff has made an impact
on saving someone else’s life. – CPR is something everyone should know. Cardiac arrest could happen
to a family member, a student, a stranger, and that is
why I want to learn it and teach it because action is everything. – Today, I learned how to save a life. – Well, I learned actually how to do CPR, which I now know is
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and I just feel a lot more confident now that I’ve actually gone
through the motions that I could go save a life if I were actually in that situation. – Today, I thought the class was great. I thought it was set up really well, and it was super easy to
understand the instructions and practice in our small little groups. (upbeat music) – 70% of situations where CPR
is needed happen in the home, and I definitely want to be there for the people that I love. – My community is why. – My teammates are why. (upbeat music) – Knowing CPR can save someone’s life. Survival is my why. – Courage is why. – My mom suffered a cardiac arrest event when I was in the seventh grade, so my mom is why. – My family is why. – My family is why. – My future is why. – Life is why. (upbeat music)