CPR and First aid course offered Preeceville students

The Preeceville School Grade 12 class participated in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation, (CPR) and first aid course sponsored by the Canora Ambulance on March 9 and 10.

 “The program enhances prevention and helps students become more confident in any case scenario,” said Sherry Joanette, instructor. The program offered a course on life saving techniques and proper training and was made available to the Preeceville Grade 12 graduating class

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The program was taught by Sherry Joanette and was sponsored by Canora Ambulance.

The lessons on first aid included emergency scene management; shock; unconsciousness and fainting; choking of a conscious adult; severe bleeding; medical conditions, including asthma, allergies, convulsions and diabetes; upper limb, bone and joint injuries; rescue carries; burns and poisons, and bites and stings.

The CPR portion included topics on unconscious choking people, cardiovascular emergencies in adults, CPR, and child and infant resuscitation.