September 12, 2008
CPR Training for the Masses
If there is such thing as a convenient place to have a heart attack or a severe allergic reaction, that might be Emory University.
Emory's student-run Emergency Medical Services is determined to train this year's entire 1,300-member freshman class in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Subsequent classes will also be trained and, in a few years, Emory could become the first university where every undergraduate knows how to save a life.
Kevin M. Smith, chief of Emory EMS, says CPR