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New Port Richey Pathfinders Learn CPR

posted on December 05, 2013, under Church, Hospital by

by Lennie Schiefer

New Port Richey Pathfinders and staff received professional instruction on life-saving techniques of CPR and automatic defibrillators. (Photo: Joe Vital)

New Port Richey Pathfinders and staff received professional instruction on life-saving techniques of CPR and automatic defibrillators. (Photo: Joe Vital)

The Pathfinder Club of New Port Richey received free CPR instruction from Tom Mazzant and Daryl Sample, two certified CPR teachers from Florida Hospital of North Pinellas.

According to Pathfinder Club Director Carol Koch, 18 Pathfinders and staff members took the three-hour CPR course. The teachers gave each Pathfinder a Red Cross booklet to remind them how to perform CPR. Instruction included a video and a how-to demonstration of each step in giving CPR to adults, children, and infants.

Pathfinders also performed hands-on practice with various-sized manikins loaned from the hospital, and they were instructed in Automated External Defibrillator (AED) usage.

After successfully completing the Family and Friends CPR course, each Pathfinder received a case containing an official CPR mask and gloves and a certificate of course completion.

These Pathfinders are ready and prepared to act in a time of emergency. Director Koch has approached the Church Board with this request from the Pathfinders, “Our church should look into obtaining an AED to have on the premises in case we should ever need one. They are simple to use and could save a life.”


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