UHS donates CPR Anytime Training Kits to local Non-Profits
As heart month continues, UHS, in partnership with the American Heart Association, has made a commitment to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education. Part of that initiative is making sure our partners around the Greater Binghamton area have the tools to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED Awareness and choking relief. UHS is pleased to donate 24 CPR Anytime Training kits to four local non-profit organizations in our community.
Heart incidents can happen at any time, so it is important to know the first steps to take. With UHS’ donation of Adult & Child CPR Anytime® Training Kits, organizations will have a hands-on way for their staff and clients to learn CPR, become comfortable using the technique and just possibly save a life.
These self-facilitated training kits allow organizations to learn basic lifesaving skills in about 30 minutes by streaming a video while practicing on the inflatable Mini Anne personal CPR manikins.
Each Friday in February, UHS will donate six kits to a local agency. See who has received donations so far below:
Southern Tier Community Center
The Southern Tier Community Center (STCC) is a division of Children’s Home. Their mission is to partner with children, families, and communities to inspire hope, develop skills, and cultivate healthy relationships for positive futures.
"The Children's Home and Southern Tier Community Center are grateful to UHS for the donation of 6 CPR Anytime Kits," said George T. Dermody, President/CEO Children’s Home. "These kits will allow us to be able to quickly and easily educate staff, youth, families and community members on how to administer life-saving interventions without having to wait to schedule formal classes. We are grateful!"
The Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton
The Boys and Girls Club's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
"The CPR Anytime kits will help us reinforce lifesaving skills with our Club staff, kids, and families - confidently preparing them for situations we hope never arise," said Marybeth Smith, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton. "Just last year, one of our Club kids saved a fellow student who was choking at school during lunchtime. We know it's not just adults who can make all the difference in an emergency."
Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network:
Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network's mission is to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes and to support the health and development of all individuals and families.
"Connecting our community to education and resources is what Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network is all about," said Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network Executive Director, Alicia Beekman. "Having kits for such an important life skill will not only benefit our staff, but our clients across all programs. We look forward to sharing this information."