Seven employees of Pinckneyville Community Hospital completed Advanced Cardiac Life Support training in early December.

The ACLS Course presents the skills and didactic information needed to handle a cardiac arrest, acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, and post-resuscitation care. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support (CPR), early activation of 911 (Emergency Medical Services), and integration of advanced life support interventions.

ACLS uses simulated clinical scenarios requiring active, hands-on participation where the employees practice the essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

Employees who completed training were Mary Faulkner, Nicole Akins, Devin Fisher, Morgan Galbraith, Chandler Cannon, Beth Inman and Connie Bush.

-- The Southern