Students Learn Life-Saving Techniques to Prepare for Externships
Sep 17, 2012
Students in the medical assisting degree program at the Charlottesville Campus recently participated in training to earn a professional level CPR certification. This certification is a requirement for medical assisting students before they begin their externship. “Medical assistants are the life link that makes the difference in life or demise,” said Director of Healthcare Education Larry Liggan as he explains why it is so important that students are certified in CPR.
During the training, students learned how to execute this life-saving technique on both adults and infants. Linda Mayhew, a registered nurse with CCHC of Mayhew Consultants, engaged the students with a video showing all too common occurrences when CPR is needed.
CPR is just one of many tools a medical assistant must know to work in the health care field. But, as students learned during their training, it should not be limited to only medical professionals. “I would advise everyone to go through a CPR class, just to know how it’s done, because you never know when you could actually save someone’s life,” said student Marquita Scott.
Student Tashae Anderson is pictured practicing CPR during the CPR certification class.
Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)