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Nursing Students Train the QCC Community On Lifesaving Technique

October, 2018
  • QCC senior nursing students worked to train as many people as possible on "Hands Only CPR.
    QCC senior nursing students worked to train as many people as possible on "Hands Only CPR."

The leading cause of death today is sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and with nearly 400,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in the United States, survival depends on getting immediate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Staying alive by staying informed was the theme at Quinsigamond Community College recently as the college’s senior nursing students in the Advanced Placement Nurse Education Program completed their marathon “Hands Only CPR” training during the months of September and October. A total of 867 students (including 45 nursing students), faculty and staff, were trained in this lifesaving technique. The students also trained people on what to do in the event of life-threatening bleeding. 

Blair Young, Senior Regional Director of the American Heart Association, send a heartfelt email directed to the nursing students. "Please congratulate the students for me on leading such an impactful event. Thanks for all that you and your team are doing to make our community a safer and healthier place to live."

“I am so very proud of our students for having such a positive impact on our community. Susan Johnson and Peg McGrath (Professors of Nursing Education) did an absolutely fantastic job of organizing this ambitious endeavor,” said Professor of Nurse Education Meredith Weston.

Visit QCC Nursing to learn more.