High School Students Trained on Hands Only CPR

If you saw a person passed out, with no heartbeat, would you know how to save their life? Dozens of high school students from Menomonee Falls were trained, Friday, on how to keep somebody alive. The students, and adults, learned "hands only" CPR that, with the simple beat of the immensely popular song "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees can pay off when someone needs to be revived. The beat of the song matches the chest compression speed to restart a person's heart beat. It's a big responsibility that Menomonee Falls senior Zach Kornburger said he can handle.

"It's a pretty simple thing, it's pretty amazing how knowing a little thing like that could save someone's life," Kornburger said.

District health teachers helped choreograph the life saving education at Menomonee High School, Friday, during the chili dinner to raise money for the Menomonee Falls Optimist Club. Health and Physical Education teacher Meg Whaley helps train and certify students for CPR. That is something she suggests you do through the American Heart Association.

"But, if you have this training that we're doing here tonight, you can give the compressions, you could still do this and save someone's life," Whaley added.

Whaley said it's all about being prepared, just in case.

"Something might happen next week, next month, next year, and this will come back to them," Whaley added.

Not only were students, and adults, trained to do the "hands only" CPR, there was also money raised for the American Heart Association.

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