Weston hospital on mission to teach lifesaving skills
by Pam Warnke
WAUSAU (WAOW)-- They're the compressions and breaths that could save a life. Ministry team members along with staff the at the Woodson Art Museum learn the CPR skills that could put them in control when a situation seems to be spinning out of control.
"Any of us could be called on to deliver CPR. I mean you could be walking to the ladies room and somebody collapses in the gallery," said Kathy Foley of the Woodson Art Museum.
Before this CPR anytime session, put on by Saint Clare's, it's fair to say most in this group were novices.
"While it's not a certified program it at least gives folks the basics of what they can do in a lifesaving moment," said Tom Weaver of Ministry Medical Group.
They learn to look, listen and feel, open the airway, do compressions and breathe, when someone may not be able to help themselves.
"It was really an eye opener and i think a very beneficial training, " said Foley.
In honor of the hospitals 500th open heart surgery in December, they set out to arm 500 people in the community with CPR skills during February Heart Month.
"The whole goal of CPR anytime is to train a core group and then go share it with your family and friends," said Weaver.
It's a goal they're hoping to achieve and are happy to say you get still get involved in.