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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Flatbush Seniors Get Certified to Save Lives

The Yeshivah of Flatbush Senior Class of 2016 had the opportunity to learn CPR and become a certified life saver through Project BLINK. CPR is a simple "procedure" to learn that can save someone's life. The seniors had two separate sessions, which gave them both a theoretical and practical understanding of what to do in emergency situations. 
In the first session we were taught about the human heart and the basics of CPR training. In the second session, the grade was split up into small groups for a more hands-on approach. In these small groups, experts at CPR taught us the many steps of a CPR procedure. We learned how to save choking and not breathing adults, children, and infants. Students were able to practice on dummies. Each student was taught compressions and mouth to mouth as well as how to use an AED, a device that can detect someone who is in V-fib (ventricular fibrillation) and send an electrical shock through the body. At the end we were tested on what we had learned and received certification. This program was extremely informative and fun and is beneficial to all the students. ~Sari Esses, Class of 2016