On November 3 and 4, twenty one high school students gathered in Carmichael to learn skills that might one day save someone’s life.
Led by Independent Study Principal Shannon Alward and Teacher on Special Assignment Nancy Ortner, Visions students learned the fundamentals of CPR and basic first aid as part of Visions’ Career Technical Education Patient Care Pathways program.
“I’m planning on doing something in the healthcare field,” says 10th grade Independent Study student Isabella P. “So this is really helpful.”
Students participated in activities including mock-bandaging and CPR chest compressions on dummies under the supervision of trained CPR professionals with CPR with Heart. In addition to earning credit towards their CPR certification, this course also fulfilled a requirement for the CTE Patient Care Pathways program.
“Students were really excited to meet Ms. Ortner in-person,” says Independent Study Principal Shannon Alward. “They really enjoyed having the chance to meet each other and learn valuable, life-saving information.”
Check out our Facebook photo album to see the students in action!