Stayin' Alive at SHS
Scarsdale’s 11th and 12th grade students have just completed a mini-unit in Physical Education on how to perform Hands-Only CPR, and also practicing the use of an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival may depend on getting CPR immediately, until EMTs arrive. This in-class experience was designed to empower students to be able to take action. Students discussed and practiced the proper way to respond to situations when hands-only CPR or the use of an AED is needed. Students administered chest compressions to the beat of "Stayin' Alive," which is 100 beats per minute, the recommended rate of chest compressions. Teaching these students CPR could save thousands of lives by filling our community with lifesavers.