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PHF Receives Grant for Infant CPR Mannequins

Released: October 7, 2010

The Pratt Health Foundation is excited to receive a $1,000 grant from the South Central Community Foundation to purchase Infant CPR mannequins for Pratt Regional Medical Center.

The grant will be presented on October 20th, at the Pratt Community Center at 7:00 p.m. Any PRMC employee who would like to attend may do so.

The mannequins will be put to good use. CPR classes are provided for approximately 250 PRMC employees who have daily patient contact. PRMC employees who do not have patient contact but wish to have CPR training are also trained.

In addition to the CPR classes for PRMC personnel, two community CPR classes per year, or more if requested, are offered free to the public. Local Girl Scout groups and several dentist and optometrist offices in town also utilize PRMC classes to learn CPR.

Infant resuscitation classes are offered in every PRMC Childbirth Class as well as all Newborn Advanced Life Support Classes (NALS) classes several times a year for the staff and EMT’s who work with infants.

The purchase of new mannequins will greatly enhance these classes as the old mannequins are wearing out, making it difficult to simulate infant resuscitation. “I have been at PRMC almost 30 years, and I’m pretty sure our current mannequins were here when I first came,” said Staff Education Coordinator Carolee Hager. “We greatly appreciate this award and will put it to good use for PRMC and the rest of the community.”

PRMC and the Pratt Health Foundation are grateful for the grant.

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