OurBeat HOSA event a success!

Lin Meyers, News

On Monday, Jan. 23, the Kalani Health Academy hosted an event, OurBeat CPR, at Waialae Elementary Public Charter School. This event is held to encourage early learning of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and healthy heart practices. 

Through this event, elementary school students learn how to confidently use CPR and keep their young hearts healthy with the help of special volunteers from the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Institute alongside CPR-certified second-year Health Academy students. 

“We feel pretty confident about some of the skills that they learned,” Kaycee Chun (12) said. “For example, if there was an actual situation where CPR may be needed we feel confident that they would know what they should do in this situation and how to help out.”

The leaders, Ashlie Wang, Kaycee Chun, Kaylin Miura, and Hailey Mashino, are third-year seniors from the Kalani Health Academy and have different tasks. However, this big event came with road bumps along the way. 

The head CPR instructor from the AED institute changed their plans last minute and told the leaders that she would only be able to attend the first session. 

“Us third years ended up taking over the second session to show our volunteers an example of how a session should go. Then our volunteers took over from there and did the rest of the sessions for the day,” Kaycee Chun said. 

However, the leaders from the Health Academy fixed the solution efficiently and the rest of the day sailed through. 

“All the kids seemed like they were having a lot of fun and were really smiley and joyful all day long so their energy definitely spread to us and it just made all of us really happy,” Kaycee Chun said.