“Staying Alive” or “Another One Bites the Dust”
Hands-Only CPR Class in PE
Utilizing the “CPR in Schools” program through the American Heart Association, over the past few weeks the High School and
Middle School Physical Education classes have been learning about Hands-Only CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The High School classes had to pass satisfactory performance of the program, while the goal of the Middle School classes was to expose them to this program. As per HLS 14RS-1250, “The governing authority of each public school that enrolls students in grades 9 through 12 shall provide instruction relative to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external
defibrillator. Such instruction shall be integrated into the curriculum of an existing course, such as health education, physical education or another course that is required for graduation and deemed appropriate by the school governing authority”.
The pictures included are of a competition during physical education classes to give the students a chance to
experience extended time for performing Hands-Only CPR and partner Hands-Only CPR while determining who could perform Hands-Only CPR the longest.
Alexia Powell, Kate Scott and Wyatt Bowman performed Hands-Only CPR for 30 minutes without stopping. Also proudly performing were Brandon Thomas (27 minutes) and Troy Goss (22 minutes). “Staying Alive” and “Another One Bites the Dust” were played to help the students maintain a fast and hard Hands-Only CPR pace/rhythm.
Coach Anne and Coach G are very proud of all of their students that took this task serious stating, “We are so impressed with their attention to technique and feel confident that they could keep the blood flowing until emergency personnel arrived”. The most interesting discussion that our classes had was about contacting 911, and opened a thought provoking discussion about the various ways that people who are hearing impaired can contact 911, “after laying the guideline of not using ASL to communicate, the discussion was open for the students to talk about how they could activate emergency procedures…the students respected others’ answers or contribution to the discussion…the learning process was a lot of fun!”