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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: WCCS trains staff on CPR

October 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A law passed in 2012 now requires all new school teachers and instructors renewing their licences to have CPR, AED and Heimlich certification.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure, performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest.

Automated external defibrillators (AED) take that a step further. AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose the potentially life-threatening heart condition and are able to treat it through defibrillation, or electrical shock.

The Heimlich Maneuver is an emergency technique to help someone who’s choking.

Nurses at Whitley County Consolidated Schools are making the certifications easy for staff, offering training for all faculty.

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