The Saving Hearts Foundation teach students and others on how to perform CPR [Source: Valencia High School’s Medical Science Academy]
Jasmine Jhun, Grade 9
Students from Valencia High School’s Medical Science Academy, MSA, were able to keep things organized, learn about patient care, anatomy, teamwork, and the medical field, while assisting volunteers who were performing electrocardiograms (a test that checks for heart disease signs, also known as EKGs) on students and athletes. One student stated, “It was very interesting to witness heart screenings in person for the very first time.” In all, 220 people showed up to be screened, and three examinations ended up requiring a follow up. Many volunteers and physicians were able to assist. Most MSA students plan on entering the medical field in the future, and this experience taught them many new things about the body’s health.
Volunteers and physicians helped assist at the screening. [Source: UCLA Hearts]