The training program of West Holt Medical Services was greatly enhanced Tuesday when the Nebraska New Car & Truck Dealers Association, in partnership with the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation presented four Resusci Anne infant CPR units.
Pat Sullivan, Vice President of Dealer Relations with the Nebraska New Car & Truck Dealers Association said,“If the right kind of treatment can be given to a victim within seconds after he or she is stricken, the chances are good that the life can be saved. CPR training teaches a person how to keep the heart beating while waiting for professional help to arrive.”
There has been an increase in the number of survivors from ventricular fibrillation as result of increased CPR training across the country. The training typically takes three to five hours of intensive practice and lectures.
All employees at West Holt Medical Services receive CPR training every two years. These CPR units will be used in classes taught by West Holt Medical Service’s RN, Talya Shutt. Shutt is an instructor for Northeast Community College.
Since the NADA Foundation’s Medical Grants program began in 1975, more than 4,600 CPR training units with a value of about $3 million have been donated to organizations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. More than 2 million people have been trained on CPR units donated by new-car dealers.
Presenting the infant CPR units to West Holt Medical Services was Sullivan, Fred Krotter, Krotter Home and Auto Center in O’Neill and Jon Aufdenkamp with Prairie Hills Ford in O’Neill.
The NADA Foundation, established in 1975, is the philanthropic arm of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Funds contributed by new-car and – truck dealers and friends of the industry provide financial support to schools, private colleges and universities, emergency disaster relief and other community service programs.