Fern Bacon PE teachers help students learn CPR
Fern Bacon Middle School students recently learned hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation in their PE classes, giving them the knowledge to potentially save a life.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 320,000 people in the United States suffer from cardiac arrest each year. Fewer than 11 percent of those die before reaching a hospital.
In a study cited by the United Press International, hands-only CPR makes teenagers more likely to respond in an emergency. Researchers saw a nearly 50 percent improvement in the number of students willing to perform CPR.
“If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved,” says Fern Bacon Principal Mary Coronado. “Great job PE teachers!”