LEWISTOWN — Indian Lake High School students are learning how to save lives with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in health class.
Ohio House Bill 113, passed in 2016, requires members of the class of 2021 and beyond to be trained in Adult Hands Only CPR. Hands Only CPR uses compressions only to keep the victims blood flowing, without rescue breathing.
ILHS Health Educator Ryan Lillard explained the importance of this lesson to students.
“It’s better to know how to help save a life than to point and stare as someone possibly loses their life,” Lillard said.
Students used the Mini Anne Resuscitation mannequins to practice proper compression methods and learned other steps to take in case of an emergency.
Students now know to check their surroundings for danger and attempt to rouse the victim before beginning compressions, call 9-1-1 (or have someone else call 9-1-1) before beginning CPR, and to continue compressions until the person regains consciousness or a medical team arrives.
The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR were performed early enough.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.