Florida Hospital DeLand Receives Grant for New CPR Training Equipment and Community Classes
DELAND, FLORIDA, December 4, 2007— Florida Hospital DeLand’s Education Department is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous grant from Heart of Volusia, Inc. in the amount of $2,981 for the purchase of new Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training equipment.
“This grant has given us the ability to replace our aging CPR training mannequins and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) simulators in order to better serve our employees, patients and community members,” said Florida Hospital DeLand Education Department Manager Marilyn Leistner, RN, MN, OCRN.
The new equipment will be used for hospital-based Basic Life Support (BLS) classes for clinical employees who are certified to respond to patients in cardiopulmonary arrest.
In addition, Florida Hospital DeLand will offer American Heart Association “Friends and Family” CPR classes to the community beginning on February 1, 2008. The class is free to the community; however, there is a nominal book fee of $5.00. Classes will be held periodically throughout the year for up to 12 community members per class. To register for a class or to find our schedule, please call (386) 943-4770.
The class is designed for non-healthcare professionals seeking to obtain information on how to perform CPR or help a choking adult, child or infant. The class is ideal for individuals who may encounter any medical emergency requiring basic resuscitation skills or for those that are interested in CPR and do not need a course completion credential.
Heart of Volusia, Inc is a local independent non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote education, research and community service for the prevention and treatment of heart problems and heart-related diseases.
For more information, please contact the Florida Hospital DeLand Marketing and Public Relations Department at (386) 943-4748.
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed acute-care hospital. The hospital was named to the Solucient Top 100 Performance Improvement Leaders list for the second consecutive year. The honor recognizes hospitals and their management teams for leading facilities to achieve the fastest rate of consistent annual organizational improvement among all U.S. hospitals. Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand visit www.fhdeland.org.