LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Students from Incline Middle School had the opportunity to learn rescuer skills in CPR thanks to North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Thursday.
They also learn the proper usage of the automated external defibrillator (AED) which is used for victims of cardiac arrest.
This CPR program has been integrated into the IMS curriculum for the last 23 years, and the students learn the skills during their physical education class.
An additional part of the CPR program talks about the adult, child and infant Chain of Survival as well as signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and choking in adults. Also included in the lesson plan are signs of choking in infants and children, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, and prevention of the most common fatal injuries in infants and children.
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District offers CPR/AED classes every month as well as First Aid and Healthcare Provider courses.