Heart Foundation teaches CPR

March 03, 2017
Training coordinator at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Alonzo Mothersill (right), instructs students on the correct way to administer CPR.

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica hosted a successful training session in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recently at its Beechwood Avenue head office in Kingston.

Training coordinator at the foundation, Alonzo Mothersill, said the training was for non-medical persons, adding that it would equip such persons with life-saving skills that could be used to save a loved one or a colleague.

"Students were taught CPR for the adult, child and infant victim. They were also taught how to use the automated external defibrillator machine and how to deal with choking for infant, adult and child," he informed.

Mothersill explained that the organisation has also designed a CPR training programme for teachers in schools. "We are encouraging teachers to be trained because once there is an injury on the campus and the school nurse has to leave the premises to go to the hospital, then the school is unmanned," he said.

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