This is the place to have a heart attack, if you have a choice.
King County is the world’s leader in heart attack survival and Chelan and Douglas counties are not far behind.
And at Wenatchee Valley College, a new CPR “dummy” offers the best training in how to give somebody resuscitation.
Glenn Ostrem, who represents the Laerdal Corp., maker of the unit, demonstrated to me how the new addition works, showing that you must press hard enough and fast enough at the right place to get a patient’s blood flowing again.
It is part of the new additions at the college’s nursing program ready for the fall opening in a couple of weeks. In case you were wondering what CPR means, it is cardiopulmonary resuscitation. And fortunately we have a lot of people who do it well.
On Sept. 20, the college is offering a special CPR training session for only $5.