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More CPR Training Planned for Jail

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office
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The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Dozens of inmates learned CPR in the first round of training

Recent CPR training at the Vanderburgh County jail was so successful, more training is being planned. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

Earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Red Cross and USI’s nursing program to provide “hands only” CPR instruction to interested individuals incarcerated at the jail.

The sheriff’s office says the opportunity provided both men and women with lifesaving skills that can be used in an emergency.

Four classes were offered, with 60 participants learning and demonstrating the “hands only” CPR.

The sheriff’s office says due to the high level of interest, future dates for training are already being planned.

Authorities say some inmates are more vulnerable to medical emergencies because of substance abuse issues.