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Parrish tells of CPR class

By Staff | Mar 25, 2009

Dear Editor,

Over a two week period, I have had 111 students at Tyler Consolidated High School complete a Heartsaver CPR/First Aid course. West Virginia Code 18-2-9 requires that CPR and First Aid be included in the health curriculum.

The students watched short videos, completed short written exams, homework assignments, as well as participating in numerous hands-on activities. Each student took part in each stage. The grades these students accomplished were some of the highest, class-wise, I’ve instructed.

It was a great honor to have the backing and donations of supplies from Sistersville General Hospital.

One important lesson students will remember: “It is better to know, and not need, than to need, and not know.”

Once again I want to say thank you to Sistersville General Hospital, Tyler Consolidated High School, Mr. John Knowlton, and most of all, the students for making this course such a great success.


Martin L. Parrish

A.H.A. BLS/CPR and

First Aid Instructor