Heart Health: The Importance of Teaching Students CPR

Donna Mazyck withKathleen Rose, RN, MHA, NCS,andDr. Dianne Atkins

Every hour approximately 48 people will have a cardiac event outside of the hospital. However, what is surprising to many is that 6,000 children and adolescents die each year from heart failure. In this segment we discuss the pivotal role school nurses play in limiting the number of student deaths due to heart attacks in school.

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February 19, 2015
Episode Guests
Kathleen Rose, RN, MHA, NCS, the NASN Director of Florida Association of School Nures, she has been a school nurse for 30 years, working from Pre-K through 12th grade. During that time, she taught CPR, AED and first aid to students, staff and coaches. In addition, she created an educational unit, "Healthy Hearts - Now and Later" for elementary and MS students. Dr. Dianne Atkins is a Pediatric Cardiologist at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and her research interests have centered around cardiac arrest in the Young, CPR training and defibrillation. An active volunteer for the American Heart Association, she worked with the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.
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