Wake County Public School System Athletics Coaches' attended the first CPR/AED Training Day at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in the Andrews Conference Center on July 21-22, 2017.
As a national leader in high school athletics, the NCHSAA has required all paid coaches to be certified in CPR training and the use of AED equipment, beginning with the fall 2017 season. While many Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) coaches have met this requirement for years, getting all coaches certified came at a rather large expense for the WCPSS, the state’s largest school district. Through the partnership of Wake County Athletics and WakeMed Children’s Hospital, the organization has provided this service to the coaches free of charge!
Deran Coe, Director of Athletics for Wake County Public Schools, explained, “The safety of our students is always our top priority, and we are very excited that through our partnership with WakeMed Children’s Hospital we can provide such a great service that will benefit our coaches, student-athletes and the community as a whole.”
Participants of the event received CPR/AED certification for infants, children, and adults.
Thank you again to WakeMed Nursing Education and the WakeMed Foundation for their outstanding support and enthusiasm for this event!