More than 25 residents completed CPR/AED training in Brookhaven on Feb. 23 in a class made possible by Cowart Family/Ashford Dunwoody YMCA and Friends of Brookhaven Foundation.
Certified training was conducted by Nick Skarda, Tiana Duncan and Nehemiah Lamb, all employees of the YMCA. They explained, demonstrated, coached and tested the group in the training room at Cowart Family/Ashford Dunwoody YMCA.
The course included approved techniques for responding to cardiac arrest and choking for adults, children and infants. Using training mannequins and dolls, each student learned and practiced safe and effective performance of CPR methods, AED use, and responding to choking victims. To earn certification, each student was required to properly perform each technique without assistance. Certifications are valid for two years.
Brookhaven now has nearly 30 additional CPR/AED practitioners who are able to provide emergency assistance while police and EMS are summoned. There are already discussions of offering another class later in the year.
Donations are being accepted for funding for future programs to benefit the residents of Brookhaven. To make a donation and to learn more, visit the website: www.friendsofbrookhaven.com.
To learn more about Cowart Family/Ashford Dunwoody YMCA, visit their website: http://www.ymcaatlanta.org/cay/.