Two Hands to Save Lives

Two Hands to Save Lives photo

Students took time to be trained to save lives on May 23 during Northport High School’s CPR-AED Awareness Day. In the school’s commons, volunteers composed of sports medicine and IB students, as well representatives ¬≠from Northport Fire Department’s Smokeaters, set up stations to teach their peers the action and information necessary in an emergency.

Students learned by demonstration how to use an AED machine and how to CPR with just their hands, and had the opportunity to practice on a CPR dummy. Other stations included creating an “in case of emergency” contact (ICE) in their phones, downloading the “First Aid App,” and more. In addition, students added painted handprints to a banner hanging in the commons, that read “My hands can save a life, can yours?”

“Learning CPR is so simple that no one should be left helpless in a crisis,” said event facilitator Tracey Braun. “We’re trying to spread awareness so more people can save lives if that time comes.”