Moderation state
funded
Grant Applicant
Courtney Delgado(Shalvis)
Grant Co-applicants
School Site
Grant Category
Grant Date
2022-06-18T12:00:00
Description

In our life skills elective for juniors and seniors, we want to offer first aid/CPR/AED training. We have certified instructors on campus as current course teachers but do not have the materials. CPR training will increase the survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), increase the number of bystanders equipped with necessary CPR skills, and teach an important life skill to high school students. According to The Lancet, more than 2,000 people die each day in Europe and the United States due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The Lancet also estimates more than 100,000 lives could be saved if more lay people learned cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – beginning with school children. In countries where CPR education is mandatory in schools, lay resuscitation is done in 60–75% of cases, compared to 20-40% elsewhere. As we already have the course, student interest, and trained instructors, it would be incredible if we could secure the funding for equipment. 

Benefits of Program

All of our students have the opportunity to take this elective course. Instructors for the course encourage ALL students to enroll. 

Success of Program

We would define success by the number of students who come out with an understanding of first aid skills and potential life-saving techniques. CPR is a physical skill and can only be learned with hands-on practice. Can you imagine learning how to dribble a basketball without ever touching the ball itself? The same goes for learning CPR chest compressions without practicing on a CPR mannequin. Along with practicing the skill, it is beneficial for students to learn what steps to take in an emergency, including:

- How to recognize signs and symptoms of various emergency conditions

– How to activate emergency services

– Do’s and Don’ts in an emergency situation

Implementation

CPR training will increase the survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), will increase the number of bystanders equipped with necessary CPR skills, and teach an important life skill to high school students. According to The Lancet more than 2,000 people die each day in Europe and the United States due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The Lancet also estimates more than 100,000 lives could be saved if more lay people learned cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – beginning with school children. In countries where CPR education is mandatory in schools, lay resuscitation is done in 60–75% of cases, compared to 20-40% elsewhere. As we already have the course, student interest, and trained instructors, it would be incredible if we could secure the funding for equipment. 

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes! All juniors and seniors are able to take this course.  

Sustainability
Yes! We will not need to replace these items for YEARS. Manikins will require new "lungs" and AEDs will need new pads occasionally, but that cost is less than $100 yearly.
Amount Funded
$3460.00
Individual Budget Items(s)
$1730 - Prestan Kit: All Ages (4 pack) - 4 adult manikins, 4 infant, 4 AEDs with supporting materials
$1730 - Prestan Kit: All Ages (4 pack) - 4 adult manikins, 4 infant, 4 AEDs with supporting materials
Shipping
$0.00
Taxes
$0.00
Other funding sources

Yes, and they are not currently available.