SCC receives SCCF grant for CPR manikins

Published 2:06 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Stanly Community College was awarded grant funding for $2,000 from the Stanly County Community Foundation. The funding went for CPR manikin upgrades used for the following programs: Emergency Medical Science, Basic Law Enforcement Training, Law Enforcement In-Service Training and Nurse Aide.

“We are very thankful to the Stanly County Community Foundation for the grant funding used to purchase new manikins. We greatly appreciate SCCF’s support and generosity,” said Jessica Smith, SCC’s grant coordinator. “The new manikins will make a huge difference in CPR training for our students. These manikins allow students to gauge their own compression rate as they practice CPR.”

Six Prestan adult manikins with CPR monitors were purchased. Students are now able to practice CPR
compressions and be guided by illuminating light indicators (red, yellow and green) to see when they have reached and are maintaining the minimum recommended speed of 100 compressions per minute (cpm) and when they reach the upper limit of 120 cpm.

“We are so appreciative of receiving the grant from the Stanly County Community Foundation. We are
proud and are excited to be able to provide our BLET students and law enforcement officers with the most up-to-date training devices out there. These new manikins with built-in immediate feedback will improve training and ensure students are compressing deep and fast enough for effective adult CPR, which increases the chance of a successful outcome. The American Heart Association now requires use of an instrumented feedback device in all courses that teach adult CPR skills,” explained Ann B. “Micki” Thompson, SCC law enforcement coordinator and American Heart Association certified CPR instructor.