All schools Project SAVE certified

Faculty, administrators and support staff at Jackson County Comprehensive High School and West Jackson Elementary School completed Project SAVE training March 15.

Faculty, administrators and support staff at Jackson County Comprehensive High School (above) and West Jackson Elementary School completed Project SAVE training March 15.

Faculty, administrators, and support staff at Jackson County Comprehensive High School and West Jackson Elementary School completed CPR/AED emergency response training March 15 during a professional learning day for Jackson County School System employees.

Thanks to local funding and support from a number of community organizations and foundations, all JCSS facilities are now equipped with at least two AED units, and the March 15 training day ensures staff members across the school system are trained to use the devices.

“In addition to the fact that our buildings are filled with children and adults on school days, our facilities also are used by the public on a regular basis,” Dr. April Howard, superintendent of schools, pointed out. “We are grateful to those who have provided this equipment and training to help build a stronger, better-prepared response for our students, staff, families, and community.”

All JCSS schools are now Project SAVE-certified, part of the Sudden Cardiac Death: Awareness, Vision for Prevention and Education program provided by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for schools in Georgia.

Affiliated with Project ADAM at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Project SAVE supports schools with information about pre-participation physicals, awareness and CPR training, funding options, AED selection, and policy and procedure guidelines. For more information, visit choa.org/medical-services/cardiac-care/project-save-program.

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