Educational Services Center
1921 A Street La Porte, Indiana 46350
Phone: 219-362-7056 Fax: 219-324-9347

CPR Training

CPR TrainingThe LPCSC has initiated a schedule to train staff members in CPR certification which included personnel from each employee group in the school corporation.          

On Thursday, October 5th, 29 teachers, counselors, secretaries and principals were given instruction in child, adult and infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, rescue breathing and the usage of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) device.  This instruction was provided by the LaPorte Hospital and the training was led by Regina Welch, Staff Education Instructor. Several medical personnel from the hospital and the EMS assisted with this training. 

CPR TrainingOn Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 10th-12th another 51 LPCSC employees were trained at the LaPorte YMCA.  Executive Director Cindy Berchem arranged to have instructors available all three days to accommodate another cadre of school staff.  This group included custodians, noon assistants, secretaries, and counselors. On Wednesday, November 8th, an additional 120 individuals were trained by the American Red Cross.  This employee group will include teachers, bus drivers and other support personnel.

As a result of this comprehensive instruction, an additional 200 employees will be educated in emergency procedures.  This will compliment the current staff members that are already trained in these protocols.  All participants will receive certification cards for infant, child and adult CPR, rescue breathing, the Heimlich maneuver, and AED device usage.