LIMA — The Lima Memorial Well being System Take heed to Your Coronary heart Program affords a enjoyable and interactive method of educating elementary college students about coronary heart well being and dwelling a heart-healthy way of life.
Perry Elementary college students grades 1-4 realized the advantages of being coronary heart wholesome by means of educating and quite a lot of interactive stations, together with a hands-only CPR demonstration, heart-healthy diet relay station and a “When to Name 9-1-1” recreation.
Brian Scheid of Lima Memorial Well being System stated, “We’re right here with a gaggle of volunteers from all types of various backgrounds within the hospital. We’re right here to have some enjoyable and educate the children about coronary heart well being and learn how to react in a cardiac emergency. It’s scary to assume however three out of 4 coronary heart assaults that occur outdoors of a hospital occur at house. It actually vital for youths particularly at these ages to know learn how to acknowledge the signs of a coronary heart assault and be capable to choose up a telephone and dial 911 to get emergency assist.”
The main target of the day was to show the children learn how to stop cardiac illness and luxuriate in a heart-healthy way of life. Maintaining a healthy diet and shifting had been main themes of the actions. There was a relay race through which cutouts of each wholesome and non-healthy meals had been positioned on the ground throughout the room. College students needed to run throughout the room, choose a wholesome merchandise with the steerage of an grownup and the dash pack and place the merchandise on a plate. This was carried out thrice, as soon as for every meal of the day.
There was a station the place college students had been taught hands-only CPR. Every pupil acquired to apply on a model. College students pushed on the chest as an grownup stored a tempo clapping to the tune of “Child Shark.”
“I simply assume it’s nice for us to get again our into our communities and get built-in with our faculty methods. It’s very a lot wanted after COVID, and we’re completely happy to be right here and completely happy to get into extra colleges as we transfer ahead.”
Educating youngsters at a really younger age is vital to instilling heart-healthy habits that can promote good well being and well-being into their maturity.
Attain Dean Brown at 567-242-0409