Eighth Graders Learn CPR

Eighth graders were trained in CPR and AED instruction this week, thanks to a program coordinated by science teacher Lisa Seff, P.E. teacher Beth Crowley, and Sag Harbor Pierson High School’s health teacher Sue Denis. CPR/AED-certified high school students from Pierson volunteered their time and taught Springs School eighth graders how to administer CPR as well as learn the latest techniques in using AEDs. This class will lead to certification in CPR and AED, in which the Springs School PTA will cover the cost of. "A big thanks goes to the Sag Harbor School District, Ed Michaels from the Town of East Hampton, the Sag Harbor Board of Education, the Springs School Board of Education, eighth-grade teachers and staff, and our custodial staff," said Mrs. Seff. According to the American Heart Association, about 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. Statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved, and immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim's chance of survival.