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Mississauga of the Credit First Nation students, community members learn CPR – Grand River Sachem

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 20199 Views

‘This curriculum will empower students with the skills and knowledge to save lives’

Knowing what to do in an emergency could literally mean the difference between life and death.

That’s why 28 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 at Lloyd S. King Elementary School and 13 community members of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation were recently given training in CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

“This training is so important, especially with research indicating that early CPR, combined with early defibrillation, can increase the chance of survival for cardiac arrest victims by up to 75 per cent,” said Sandra Clarke, executive director of the ACT (Advanced Coronary Treatment) Foundation.

The foundation is working to establish free CPR and AED programs in Canadian schools.

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