Deb Purcell had an idea.
Purcell, a registered nurse and Ohio Hi-Point’s Health Technology Instructor, certified all her Health Technology students in CPR, and the idea occurred to her that Health Technology students were not the only ones who needed to know this life-saving skill.
“It’s been a goal of mine for the past few years to certified all the students at Ohio Hi-Point in CPR,” said Purcell, “It’s such an important skill to know especially for our students, like Construction Trades, that leave our campus to go out to the job site during the day,” finished Purcell.
Over the summer, Purcell’s plan to train students to become certified in CPR was approved. She then created a schedule that every senior would learn the skill and leave Hi-Point with a CPR certification.
Students from every lab on Main Campus will be in class for two weeks- two hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays- and then complete the exam to become Adult and Infant CPR certified. To certify all the students, Purcell’s goal will take the entire first nine weeks.
“I’m extremely happy that we are now able to provide this to our students. In the event of something happening, these students now have the skills and the certification to know what to do,” finished Purcell.
As a career center, Ohio Hi-Point’s goal is provide our students with the most recent industry technology and career advancement options. Students leave Hi-Point’s campus with several industry certificates, and now they can add one more to the list.