Taught by MA Candidate and Peace Corps Fellow Oliver Cunningham, dozens of students over two weekends received Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification through a discounted program organized by student group Sante: Global Health Group.
Students learned the basics for saving lives in situations ranging from broken bones to heart attacks, practicing on dummies as well as each other.
“Feeling comfortable and confident in knowing these bare bones steps to react in an emergency is a really important and practical skill,” said instructor Oliver Cunningham.
But Josef Korbel School students see this knowledge as essential for working abroad.
“We’re going to places where people don’t have access to Emergency Medical Services,” said MA Candidate Mike Seufert. Knowing basic first aid and CPR can keep you more confident in the field, Seufert added.
One in six people use their CPR skills within the first year of training, according to the American Red Cross. A certification lasts for two years.
- Sarah Crozier, MA Candidate, International Development
Josef Korbel School of International Studies