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Eighth Graders Learn CPR

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Photos courtesy of Lisa Seff thumbnail66991
Photos courtesy of Lisa Seff

Eighth graders were trained in CPR and AED instruction this week, thanks to a program coordinated by science teacher Lisa Seff, P.E. teacher John King, and Sag Harbor Pierson High School’s health teacher Sue Denis. Twenty 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, Christine Cleary, our eighth grade teachers, 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.