MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City educators are spending a day in the classroom, but they aren’t the ones teaching.
With the countdown to the first day of school almost finished, the halls at Bob Jones High School are quiet. In the auditorium though, is a different story. That’s where Nancy Bocchino has a full audience.
The nurse health educator is in charge of making sure each PE teacher and coach in the entire Madison City School System knows how to perform CPR. “CPR is one of those things that you hope you’ll never have to use, but you also never know when you’ll have to use it.”
Bocchino has been teaching CPR for 13 years, and today’s training will re-certify some and teach others. Recently though, she’s had some help from Madison Fire and Rescue.
Captain Russ Kennington says the department is trying to get as many people as they can to learn CPR. “Having the community that’s trained with this skill, then the better chance we will have a viable patient when we’re called to a scene where a cardiac arrest has occured.”
So when school starts on Monday, these educators will go back to teaching, but they’ll be armed with a skill that could potentially save a life.