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Saunders Med Center Donates CPR Equipment To Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo



WAHOO (SNR) - Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo will be able to continue offering on-site CPR training to faculty, staff and students due to a generous donation from the Saunders Medical Center.

Mr. Doug Lanik, ninth and 10th-grade PE teacher, and school nurse Mrs. Linda Hoven collaborated to write several grants over the past few years. The grants enabled Neumann to purchase basic equipment for CPR training, including mannequins, student manuals and other supplies.

Recent changes in the American Heart Association guidelines meant the printed materials needed to be replaced and the original funding sources were no longer available. Superintendent Father Brian Kane was instrumental in discussing the CPR training needs with representatives of the Saunders Medical Center.

Under the leadership of Mr. Ken Archer, CEO, Saunders Medical Center offered to fund the CPR training program update.

Mr. Archer, Mrs. Julie Rezac and Mrs. Denise Sabatka visited Bishop Neumann Feb. 13 to deliver the new training materials.

The Medical Center donated new junior mannequins, replacement lungs, face shields, two Automated External Defibrillator trainers, student manuals for both Family and Friends CPR and Heartsaver CPR, and the instructor manuals for both classes.

Mr. Archer said the Medical Center is working to promote health in the community, and that CPR training programs contribute to this goal by helping to teach skills which may provide aid in an emergency situation.

The students in Mr. Lanik’s PE classes will use the new materials in the coming months. The faculty and staff at both Bishop Neumann and St. Wenceslaus School will have the opportunity to use the materials during pre-service training next fall.

The program also helps in fulfilling Bishop Neumann "mission objectives" such as "To provide students with opportunities for serving others in the church, community, and civic affairs," "To provide a curriculum that challenges all students to grow academically as it cultivates their interests and corresponds to their needs and abilities," and "To develop well-balanced individuals by providing enrichment experiences in all disciplines."

With questions about the CPR training program at Bishop Neumann, contact Mrs. Hoven at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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