Life-saving Training

Life-saving Training

Camp Ondessonk’s full-time staff recently became certified in First Aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), and AED (Automated External Defibrillator).  The certification included both online interactive instruction and in-person education components.

Former Camping Services Director Alissa Hollmann served as the instructor for the course and combined lectures with hands-on skills sessions.  Ondessonk staff gained an understanding of first aid best practices, including:

  • Asthma emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head, and spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

During CPR and AED Certification, full-time staff learned to evaluate the scene, check for environmental hazards, and review the potential patient for responsiveness, breathing, life-threatening bleeding, or other life-threatening conditions using the shout-tap-shout technique.  Participants used adult and baby mannequin training devices to practice providing CPR and AED procedures.

The full-time staff certification is another step to help keep campers and guests safe while meeting the American Camp Association’s guidelines in operating procedures.

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