Coach Sufficool and Coach Crawford trained freshmen students in CPR/AED/First Aid.

As part of the new Freshman Transitions Course, students were trained in CPR/First Aid. This was the first time at Tampa Prep that the entire 9th grade class has gone through training. 
One goal of the Transitions course is to include a mixture of academic skills and life skills, such as this training which could have real-life benefits if they see someone in need or need certifications for jobs like camp counselors and babysitting. 


During training Freshmen learned that:
  • About 90 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital (work, home, public areas) cardiac arrest die.
  • 45% of these people survive if CPR is given from a bystander. 
  • Every minute that CPR is not given is a 10% reduced chance of survival and a 10% chance of brain damage
  • The average response time for paramedics is 6-10 minutes: 6min of no CPR = 60% chance they die and 60% chance of permanent brain damage. 
*The goal of CPR = continue circulating oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body 

The students that earn their AHA ( American Heart Association) certification have a valid certification for two years.