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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?

Kaitlyn Riddle is the CPR/AED instructor for Student Medical Services. 

 Where are the AED's located?


Activity Center Floor 1
: Corner of the gym
Activity Center: 1st floor

Activity Center Floor 2: Next to elevator

Activity  Center: Floor 2

ANS Floor 1: Next to elevator

ANS: Floor 1

ANS Floor 2: Next to elevator

ANS: Floor 2

ANS Floor 3: Next to elevator

ANS: Floor 3

Bivins Nursing Learning Center: Across form the front help desk

Bivins Nursing Learning Center

Caf/Dinning Hall: Looking through the doors into the back

Caf: in kitchen

Caf/Dinning Hall: Next to office door in the kitchen

In Kitchen

Classroom Center Floor 1: Next to elevator

CC floor 1

Classroom Center Floor 2: Next to elevator

CC Floor 2

Engineering Building: Across the hall from the Engineering and Computer Offices

Engineering Building

Equine Center: Located in front of the office

Equine Center

Fine Arts Complex 1st Floor: Next to elevator

Fine Arts Complex floor 1

Fine Arts Complex 2nd Floor: Next to elevator

FAC 2nd floor

HELC: Located next to the help desk

HELC

HELC

JBK Help Desk: Across the hall from the JBK Help Desk (Hall Next to Starbucks)

JBK Help Desk

JBK Basement: Next to elevator B

JBK Basement

Kilgore Research Center: Located next to room 128 in the south side of main hall

Kilgore Research Center

Library: Behind the circulation desk

Library

Mary Moody Northern Hall 1st Floor: Next to elevator

Mary Moody floor 1

Mary Moody Northern Hall 2nd Floor: Next to elevator

Mary Moody Floor 2

Old Main Floor 1: Next to elevator

Old Main Floor 1

Old Main floor 1

Old Main Floor 3: Next to elevator and President's Office

Old Main floor 3

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Security Office on top of lockers

Museum
 


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  Friday afternoons  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 

WTAMU CPR Facebook

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

 updated April 21, 2015