AEDs Help Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

New AEDs Help Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

from St. Vincent’s Healthcare Intranet Homepage 7/29/08

SVHC delivers the two remaining AEDs to the North Florida Council of Boy Scouts during a presentation last month. On hand were (from left) John Moscarillo, Medtronic; Brian Patterson, Megan Shaw and Jack Spears, North Florida Council of Boy Scouts; SVMC Associate Lisa Dean, RN; and Jose Lepervanche, a Scout Leader and SCA survivor.

It was a day at camp for most, but the subject at hand was no playing matter. Although Sudden Cardiac Arrest has been in the news lately with several public figures falling victim, St. Vincent’s HealthCare has been talking about it for a while.

SVHC kicked off the Partners in Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest campaign more than a year ago to reduce the number of people who die from SCA by providing life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator devices to Jacksonville area organizations.

Last month, several SVHC associates gathered at Camp Echocktee Boy Scout Camp in Orange Park to present the last two AEDs to the North Florida Council of Boy Scouts. An AED training session was also held.

The speaker for the event was Jose Lepervanche, a Scout leader whose life was saved by an AED.

“By having more defibrillators available and teaching the community how to use them, we hope to save lives,” said Karen Darnell, SVHC Vice President and CNO.

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We can teach you ! Commercial with Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Sims-Walker, Wide Receiver of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Professor of Supervision and Management.

Celine McArthur is the Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She created this campaign to encourage and inspire the young people in our community to think about their back-up career plans.

Watch the video here.

2010 Innovative Faculty Technology Award – Florida State College at Jacksonville

2010 Florida State College at Jacksonville Convocation

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche received the 2010 Innovative Faculty Technology Award from Dr. Steven Wallace, President of Florida State College at Jacksonville during the Awards Luncheon at the 2010 Convocation.

Jamboree participants attempt a record-breaking CPR and AED Course

There are so many world records that are extremely dangerous (longest distance jumped by motorcycle; deepest scuba dive) that it’s nice to see one that’s for saving lives instead of endangering them.

That was the goal behind today’s attempt at breaking the record for CPR and AED training taking place at one time. Thousands of Scouts, Scouters, and visitors took an hourlong course on CPR and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED.

While Scouts and Scouters counted to 30 chest compressions on their training mannequins, event organizers counted Scouts and Scouters, checking to see how close to the world record they had come.

Results weren’t yet available, but one thing is for sure: sending thousands of boys and adults home with the knowledge about how to save a life was a winning situation for everyone involved.

Before one of the day’s courses, representatives from Cardiac Science awarded four lucky troops with two free AEDs.

These troops submitted winning entries in a video contest. Entrants needed to create a short video telling why AEDs were so important. Below you’ll see representatives from two of the winning troops. The first, Jose Lepervanche, didn’t work on his troop’s video, but he shared an inspirational story. He’s a Scouter from Jacksonville, Fla., and he shared the story about how an AED saved his life.

While at a council camp, he suddenly collapsed. Scouts rushed to his side and tried to revive him after calling 911. But fortunately for Lepervanche, the camp had purchased an AED and used it to save his life. He was there to tell his story because his camp was prepared, he said.

Because the troops got two AEDs each, they can keep one and give the other to a worthy community group, such as a school, church, or other organization.

(Reposted from Cracker Barrel. The Official Blog of Scouting Magazine. http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2010/07/jamboree-participants-attempt-a-record-breaking-cpr-and-aed-course.html)

Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche received the 2010 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology during the Awards Luncheon at the 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. See workshops and presentation in our Learning EDGE website.

First Coast Scoutmaster Credits Scouts for Saving His Life | Firstcoastnews.com | News

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100 Years of Scouting. First Coast News

This is the report made by First Coast News NBC Channel 12 about the 100 years of Scouting. Scoutmaster Says Scouts Saved His Life.

February 8th, 2010 marked the 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America. First Coast News NBC Channel 12 made a report on FSCJ Kent Campus to celebrate the date. News reporter Roger Weeder covered many points during the interview. However, TV News time is very limited and it only focused on one area. I am very thankful for the opportunity to share the story and for the lesson about the importance of being prepared to save a life.

We covered other areas such as the connection between Scouting skills and method with Management topics that we cover in our courses. We also covered the importance of teaching youth leadership skills at an early age and how we are using the same concepts we teach in the BSA National Youth Leadership Training in college courses and life lessons. Finally, I explained the BSA core values to emphasize during Scouting Centennial year: Leadership, Achievement, Character, Service, and Outdoors. In our Supervision and Management courses we also emphasize the same values.

Thanks again for the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Leadership training.


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