Be a Heartsaver

Learn a Life Skill

Join the SHUMC Heartsavers

Learn CPR & how to use AED

Learn how to competently manage a medical emergency at SHUMC working as a team

SHUMC Heartsaver Program

 Our annual emphasis on the SHUMC HEARTSAVER PROGRAM  is Saturday-Sunday, February 4 & 5

WHAT is the Heartsaver Program?

It is a group of volunteers and SHUMC staff who have taken the certification class to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and how to use the AED (automated external defibrillator) in order to respond to someone having sudden cardiac arrest during the first minutes before paramedics arrive.

The term “Heartsaver” is used by the American Heart Association for those who have taken the training. Our goal is to have one or two Heartsaver volunteers available to respond to a medical emergency at each of our worship services and other major SHUMC events on campus. Heartsavers volunteer to be available for specific dates and times in order to cover all our worship services, concerts and other major events.

The next certification class is January 11 at the North County Fire & Medical District in SCW at 8:00am-noon; call to register at 623-544-5400. We have an urgent need for more Heartsavers, especially for our Sunday worship at 10:45 am. Want to learn more about the Heartsaver Program? Call Esther Vallet, Parish Nurse, at the church office 623-584-2280.

HeartSavers Ministry

 

Support in a Medical Crisis while attending Church

 

 

Woman Smiling

 

Church volunteers participated in the National PAD Trial in 1999 for 3 years to determine whether citizens with training in CPR and the use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillators) could successfully resuscitate victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  As a result of participating in this study, a group of Church members were trained in CPR and the use of the AED and the HeartSaver ministry was begun.

 

     HeartSaver Volunteers are members or staff who have been certified by the American Heart Association to respond to someone having sudden cardiac arrest. The goal is to provide assistance during the first minutes of a crisis before the paramedics arrive.

 

 

 

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Contact Esther Vallet, Parish Nurse at  

parishnurse@shepherdofthehills.org