Chesapeake AED Services attended the 14th Annual School Health Fair at the St. Joseph School in Cockeysville, MD on Tuesday May 6th where students and faculty received life saving demonstrations. Six, Seventh, and Eighth Graders learned Hands Only CPR and how to relieve an airway obstruction when someone is choking at the Chesapeake AED Services table. It is never to early to have “The Power to Save a Life”, as students ranging from age 11 to 14 now have the confidence and ability to respond in an emergency. 8th grade students received extra training attending a 1 hour demonstration on the use and importance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). A new Maryland law, Breana’s Law will require every Maryland high school graduates to take Hands Only CPR and training on the use of an AED. These 8th graders now have first hand knowledge on how to use these devices that will be in halls on their high schools this fall.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. Most Americans (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they’re afraid of hurting the victim.
Hands Only CPR has just two life saving steps. If you seen a teen or adult collapse:
- Call 9-1-1
- Push Hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive”
Hands Only CPR and the use of an AED can drastically improve the survival rate for victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Is your school, business, or group interested in a demonstration or AED Program? Call us today at 410-238-2242 and talk to our customer service expert Rachel for more information.