Students learn life-saving lessons

LVAC EMTs Kyle Rzeszutek and Charlie Basher teach "hands-only CPR" to Lancaster High School students on May 22.

Nearly 300 Lancaster High School students learned some potentially life-saving skills on May 22 thanks to LVAC. Health class students were taught the basics of "Hands-Only CPR" and the automated external defibrillator or AED, which is a device used to detect and correct life threatening cardiac arrhythmias. LVAC EMTs and paramedics provided learning materials and instruction during the daylong event. Students said they are now confident that if they witness a cardiac arrest they can provide assistance until help arrives. Each student practiced the skill on their own, as well as in small group settings where scenarios were presented. WKBW Channel 7 made this report:
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