On Thursday, September 26, Chris Heck, General Manager at Superior Honda, presented the staff of St. Aloysius Orphanage with a Laerdal CPR Training Manikin. The manikin will be used to train staff who work with children all over Hamilton and Butler Counties in this lifesaving procedure.
GCADA’s CPR Manikin Donation Program has been active since 2013, pairing dealer members with local nonprofits who provide CPR training. The manikins are themselves are provided by the National Automobile Dealers Association Foundation.
St. Aloysius’ mission is to help children in the community to overcome trauma and mental health challenges by providing the education, behavioral health care, and resources they need to heal and grow. For over 180 years, St. Aloysius has opened its doors to those who need it most.
Each staff member at St. Aloysius who works directly with clients is required to be certified in Adult/Child CPR/First Aid. To that end, every year approximately 125 employees are trained and maintain their CPR/First Aid certifications through in-house training. St. Aloysius offers initial certification and re-certification classes to our employees so they are equipped to be first responders should an emergency arise.
Cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives each year, and victim’s often die before reaching the hospital. Combined use of CPR and AED can increase a victim’s chance of survival by up to 80%.
Across the country, automobile dealerships have provided an estimated 4,600 manikins worth approximately $3 million, for training of over 2 million people, potentially saving thousands of lives.