Marshfield Clinic educators recently provided training in Hands-Only CPR as well as AED usage for Lakeland High School sophomore students. According to Lakeland High School Physical Education Teachers Don Scharbarth and Mary Wentland, the State of Wisconsin has now established a new requirement that all high school students receive CPR education.
“We contacted Marshfield Clinic to help conduct the training as they have provided this service for our students in the past, even before the state made this a requirement,” Scharbarth said.
“We’re happy to offer this type of education for students in our communities,” said Mary Ruth Rodel, Marshfield Clinic staff educator. “If even one person can remember their training, remember where the AED is located in their facility and be able to use CPR to save a life, the training is well worth the effort.”
According to American Heart Association statistics, immediate effective CPR more than doubles a victim’s chance of survival. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States.
“This could be improved if more people knew how to use an AED and were also able to perform CPR,” Rodel said. “Because many cardiac arrests occur at home, CPR training can help save a family member or friend.”
For more information about Marshfield Clinic’s Life Saving Education, call Deb Kuehnhold at (715) 389-7559, or visit marshfieldclinic.org.