In the fall of 2015, the Algoma District received a Hands Only CPR kit from the American Heart Association and Bellin Health. Ms Ballone introduced the kit to her Introduction to Healthcare Careers class. The students were excited and saw the importance of teaching the community Hands Only CPR. The class worked with Live Algoma, the local community initiative to improve health and well-being to learn improvement science, ways of being, and how to build their capacity in order to share this important skill within the community.
What is Hands Only CPR? It is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in setting such as at home, at work or in a public place.
Hands Only CPR is an easy 2 step process:
1. Call 9-1-1 ( or have someone call for you)
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
The Algoma High School students have taught 732 people Hands Only CPR, with a goal of 1000 people by December 31, 2016. They have taught at a Gamblers Hockey Game, Bellin Expo, Packer Training Camp, Algoma National Night Out, just to name a few events.
If you see the Hands Only CPR students at an event or at your workplace please stop by. It takes less than 5 minutes to learn how to save a life. This summer the Hands Only CPR students had a wonderful opportunity. They were asked to create a Hands Only CPR video for Bellin Health and the Packers.
The community came together and helped Live Algoma, Bellin Health, Packer, and Algoma Hands Only CPR to make a 30 second video. John Holiday was the heart, brains, and man power behind the video! He did a wonderful job!
This video was played on the Jumbotron at Lambeau Field during Packer Family Night…