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WTAMU CPR/AED Program
Call - 806-651-3287 to schedule a class or for more information.

Kevin Wright instructing Wendy Hearn, FNP how to perform CPR

Student Medical Services offers free CPR/AED certification for WTAMU faculty, staff and students.  WTAMU has several AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) located on campus and we would like our faculty, staff and students to be familiar with these devices in the event of an emergency.

 

What is Hands Only CPR?

This method of CPR was recommended by the American Heart Association. . It is intended for bystanders untrained in CPR. It is also recommended for situations when the rescuer is unable or unwilling to provide mouth-to-mouth ventilations. Please try to attend a CPR/AED training course.

1. CALL

Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and return to the victim. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.

2. PUMP

Begin chest compressions. Push down in the center of the chest 2 inches and keep doing it. Pump hard and fast at the rate of at least 100/minute, faster than once per second.

 CONTINUE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES

 

What is an AED?

Automated External Defibrillator photo

According to the American Heart Association, an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.  The shock can stop an irregular rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume in a heart in sudden cardiac arrest.  Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function.  If it's not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. 

Most sudden cardiac arrest result from ventricular fibrillation.  This is a rapid and unsynchronized heart rhythm starting in the heart's lower pumping chambers (the ventricles).  The heart must be "defibrillated" quickly because a victim's chance of surviving drops by 7 to 20 percent for every minute a normal heartbeat isn't restored. 

 

 

Who can use an AED?

Non-medical personnel such as police, fire service personnel, security guards and other lay rescuers who have been properly trained can use AEDs.

How can someone schedule a CPR/AED class?

WTAMU students, faculty or staff members can contact Student Medical Services to sign up for a class. (806) 651-3287.  Classes are normally offered on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. throughout the semester. There must be at least three participants in each class for the class to make and preferably no more than five participants in each class. If you schedule a class and cannot make the class, please contact SMS as soon as possible to let the instructor know. There will be a charge for non cancellations.

Where are you located?  Virgil Henson Activities Center, Room 104 - Map to VHAC

What does it cost to take the course?

There will be no charge for the CPR Class.  .   If you need BLS certification we can also provide this training for a $10  fee .  Please let SMS know if you need the BLS training as it is a separate class.

BLS/AED  Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.Nursing major students must check with the Nursing Department prior to scheduling with Student Medical Services.  There will be a $10 charge for the course.  Classes are normally offered on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. throughout the semester. There must be at least three participants in each class for the class to make and preferably no more than five participants in each class. If you schedule a class and cannot make the class, please contact SMS as soon as possible to let the instructor know. There will be a charge for non cancellations.

Who is the CPR/AED Instructor?

Kevin Wright is the CPR/AED instructor for Student Medical Services. 

 Where are the AED's located?

Dining Hall AEDDining Hall: Through the door behind the entree line, on the right wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELC Building AEDHELC: Next to the entrance of the Information Desk, by the printers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Old Main AED photoOld Main:  On the bottom floor next to the Business Office and the center elevator. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JBK AED PhotoJBK: Next to the JBK Information Desk.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANS Building AED pictureANS Building: Next to room 104, left of the water fountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northen Hall AED photoNorthen Hall: On the first floor next to the elevator and women's restroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts Complex AEDFine Arts Complex: Near the west entrance, first floor next to the elevator and women's restroom.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VHAC AED photoVirgil Henson Activity Center: Next to weight room entrance and VHAC foyer, mounted inside the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you offer First Aid Classes?

Yes,  WTAMU students, faculty or staff members can contact Student Medical Services to sign up for a free  First Aid class.

When are these classes offered?

Classes are normally offered on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Mondays at 1p.m.(special time requests after 1 p.m. can be considered  throughout the semester.  There must be at least three participants in each class for the class to make and preferably no more than five participants in each class.  If you schedule a class and cannot make the class, please contact SMS as soon as possible to let the instructor know.  There will be a $10 charge for non cancellations.

 

Contact:  Student Medical Services - VHAC 104 

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Call - 806-651-3287 to schedule a class or for more information.

 updated February 12, 2014