SARASOTA COUNTY – On April 11 seniors at
Suncoast Polytechnical High School will be learning hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR.) Sarasota County Fire Department and Sarasota County Schools have collaborated with community partners to teach seniors hands-only CPR.
At the end of this school year, over 2,000 seniors will have learned the life-saving skill. The goal for next year is for teachers, eighth-graders and high school juniors to receive this vital and life-saving training.
Sarasota County launched PulsePoint in February. The life-saving app that alerts citizens trained in hands-only CPR when someone in a nearby public place suffers sudden cardiac arrest. The app also notifies users of the closest available public access automated external defibrillator (AED).
Teaching the students hands-only CPR increases the number of citizens who are trained and who could potentially save a life.
Media members are asked to RSVP by Tuesday morning.
WHAT: High school seniors learning hands-only CPR.
WHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 11.
WHERE: Suncoast Technical College Conference Center, 4748 Beneva Rd., Sarasota.
FOR MORE INFORMATION/RSVP: Sarasota County Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-861-NEWS (6397).
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