The mission of DUCOM Beating Hearts is to educate middle school students regarding the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, to teach them the importance of maintaining heart health, and to equip them with the basic knowledge and skills to perform Hands-Only CPR and AED use. DUCOM Beating Hearts will teach these life-saving skills to middle-school students through a series of 3 heart-health education sessions. The first two sessions will take place on the middle school campuses, while the final session will take place at DUCOM and include a tour of the SIM center and anatomy labs. The success of this program relies upon dual partnership between the administrators, teachers and students of nearby middle schools and DUCOM medical students. This program will partner with four nearby middle schools and offer the program to all students in the 7th or 8th grade. This new student organization is unique from existing organizations in both its scope and mission. DUCOM Beating Hearts will open doors for medical students to teach important CPR skills to local students and generate true community engagement in the process.
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