PHOTO: Streator High students trained to save lives using hands-only CPR
Driver's education and PE students at Streator High School took part in a life-saving class Tuesday put on by OSF HealthCare and AMT. CPR was first instructed and then demonstrated before students were paired together, first using only chest compressions and then use of an automated external defibrillator that both instructs and delivers a charge to a patient. Andrea Chanon-Mendoza watches as Whitney Osland takes her turn using the AED. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival, according to the American Heart Association. The program also was conducted at Ottawa High School.