HOSA-Future Health Professionals, is an organization for high school students who desire a career in healthcare. HOSA has national, state and local levels and the EHHS HOSA chapter is very active.
Because of the partnership HOSA has with the American Heart Association (AHA), students can obtain CPR certification for a very small fee.
All students in the Health Science Technology 1 course at the high school were recently trained in CPR/AED for Adults, Children and Infants, using the high tech CPR manikins (adult, child and infant) in the medical program at the school.
The Prestan Manikins are the best and most up-to-date available in the industry.
Four colored lights on the manikin's shoulder or abdomen, give the students feedback on the accuracy (depth, location and speed) of their compressions. B
ag Valve masks in addition to the basic barriers usually used, allow the students to practice giving breaths the same way a healthcare professional is taught in a hospital setting. The disposable lungs and barrier devices used are the latest in safety and infection prevention.
The students are taught by their teacher, Nancy Tipping, RN, BSN, MSN who is an American Heart Association Certified BLS and First Aid Instructor. Mrs. Tipping is a full time teacher and also the HOSA Advisor at EHHS and maintains the certification that enables HOSA to continue partnering with the AHA.
Fifty students at EHHS participated in the AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED course. In June, the students in the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course will be trained and certified in CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) which is a more advanced certification, the same one required of nurses, doctors and other licensed health professionals.