Five local residents successfully completed a community CPR training course offered by the Macochee Joint Ambulance District at the Green Hills Community in West Liberty on Tuesday. By learning potentially life-saving skills, these individuals are contributing to the safety of their community, and represent the first link in the chain of care for those suffering a cardiac emergency.
The students are Linda McClain and Heather Bumbalough of West Liberty; Kim Adams of Cable; and Kim Growdon and John Growdon, Jr., both of Urbana. (Pictured above; Left to Right: Linda McClain, Kim Adams, Heather Bumbalough, Kim Growdon, and John Growdon, Jr.
The students completed the American Heart Association “Heartsaver” CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation / automated external defibrillator) course, where they learned appropriate actions to take during cardiac emergencies. Students learned life-saving skills including the assessment of cardiac emergencies, chest compressions, rescue breathing, and use of the AED. The students demonstrated mastery of all requisite skills for adults, children and infants during a hands-on exam. All of the students qualified for an American Heart Association certification card.
(Pictured at left: Heather Bumbalough places AED pads on an adult CPR manikin)
Macochee EMS provides American Heart Association CPR and first aid training to the public through a partnership with Mary Rutan Hospital. As a service to the community, the Green Hills Retirement Community has graciously offered to allow the use of its facilities to accommodate this training. Those interested in attending an upcoming class may sign up online at www.macochee.us/cpr.
Residents of the levy-paying areas of the Macochee Joint Ambulance District may take these classes at no cost. Non-residents are welcome to register, but must pay $25 to cover materials. The levy-paying areas include all of the Village of West Liberty, all of the Logan County townships of Liberty and Monroe, and those portions of Union Township that are a part of the District (the same as those portions that are within the West Liberty-Salem and Bellefontaine school districts).
(Pictured: below left - Kim Adams practices chest compressions on an adult CPR manikin; and below right - Linda McClain practices chest compressions on an adult CPR manikin)