November 22, 2002

Nurses offer training to zoo employees

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Dr. Rick Belcher, left, has an emergency general surgery consult with Dr. Jose Diaz and Dr. Willie Melvin in the Emergency Department. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center ER nurses will teach Nashville Zoo employees lifesaving skills of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) on Dec. 3 and Dec. 19.

More than 400,000 people visit the Nashville Zoo each year. If performed properly, CPR can add a few critical minutes to the time available for successful defibrillation. AEDs are portable lifesaving machines that can restart a stopped heart and are currently being placed in public places throughout Middle Tennessee.

For more information contact Donna Mason, R.N. at 343-7223.