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CPR classes pay off for Grade 12 student brier.dodge@metroland.com

EMC news - The ďŹ rst aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that Cairine Wilson offers as a part of the Grade 12 exercise science class could have been the difference between life and death for the father of one student. Student Alex Carter may have saved her dad’s life, performing CPR after returning home from school on April 15 and realizing her dad was hav-

ing a massive heart attack. The 911 dispatchers asked if anyone in the home was comfortable performing CPR, which Carter had learned during her class. After four days in intensive care, he was able to come home. Principal Kevin Gilmour said that the school was very proud of the student as paramedics said she may have saved her dad’s life. Exercise science teacher Krista Corneil said she includes the certiďŹ cation, the

standard ďŹ rst aid and ‘C’ level CPR, in the class as a part of the cardiovascular and respiratory system unit. The course tries to give students all certiďŹ cations they can, to help with future employment and of course, in case they need to use it – like in Carter’s case. “They said if you know CPR, you should get going,â€? Corneil said. “So she got going.â€? Corneil brings in a thirdparty instructor to run the

course, which the students pay a fee to take. All Grade 9 students at Cairine Wilson Secondary School get free basic ďŹ rst aid training. Corneil said that she’d like to see all the Grade 12 students at the school take the certiďŹ cation course that Carter took in December. It needs to be a basic skill that everybody has. “It’s a basic skill,â€? she said. “It’s something that everyone should have in the back of their minds.â€?

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