Annual National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, September, 2017
In Atlanta, Georgia, summertime heated up at the Annual National Convention on July 9 - 12. Sumter County Schools and GSNA’s Third District were represented by the following:
Left to right, Mr. Larry Jackson, Sumter County, GSNA Third District President, 2016-2017; Ms. Yuvonne Jones, Muscogee County; Ms. Janta Marshall, Muscogee County; Mrs. Diane Monts, Sumter County, GSNA Third District Ways and Means Chairperson, 2016-2017
Not pictured from Sumter County were Felecia Thomas, Cafeteria Manager at Americus-Sumter High School; Sarah Slappey, Cafeteria Manager at Americus-Sumter Ninth Grade Academy; Nell Rhymes Harris, Cafeteria Manager at Sumter County Primary School; and Martha Harvey, Director of School Nutrition for Sumter County Schools.
and Martha Harvey, Director of School Nutrition for Sumter County Schools.
This photo appeared in The Official Publication of the School Nutrition Association, September, 2017, Volume 71, No.8, Page 56. The article was entitled, “A-N-C was H-O-T in the A-T-L”
SCS Nutrition First Aid Training
SCS Nutrition Program – Wellness and CPR Training
Calls for “Help” can be somewhat comforted with someone who is certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Where most accidents/incidents happen is the cafeteria at a school. SCS cafeteria staff is receiving training to use good judgement and will be “willing and able” to assist if needed. The instruction is an effort to achieve the school system goals for Professional Learning.
Two classes are offered for certifications on Friday, September 9, and the other on Friday, November 17, 2017. At the end of the four-hour class, participants will have a certificate in these three areas: First Aid Basics, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).
There are six parts to complete the course. They are as follows: Good Samaritan Law; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED); First Aid Basics; Medical Emergencies; Injury Emergencies; and Environmental Emergencies.
Trying to assist someone in trouble relates to what is allowed under the Good Samaritan Law. CPR and AED include scene assessment, adult, child, and infant CPR and AED as well as compression, airway, and breathing techniques. First Aid Basics cover duties, roles and responsibilities of certified first aid rescuers. After assessing the scene, we learn when to phone for help, what precautions to take, finding the problem and trying to protect the person’s privacy.
Cafeteria staff will also learn to handle breathing problems, chocking victims, allergic reactions, heart attack, fainting, stoke and seizures. Injury emergencies that we try hard to avoid, but are necessary to learn about giving aid are external and internal bleeding; head, neck, and spinal injuries; broken bones and spines; and burns and electrical injuries. Environmental emergencies included are bites and stings, heat-related, and poison-related emergencies.
The four-hour class is taught by Chris Brown, certified instructor for American Heart Association, CPR, First Aid and AED Training. His mother is Mrs. Luneda Brown, MSN, RN, Sumter County Health Department.
For more information about the Sumter County Schools Nutrition Program, please contact Martha Harvey, Director, at 706-647-8500, or email@example.com.
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