Brenner becomes a CPR instructor for EverHeart Hospice


GREENVILLE — Amy Brenner, training and development coordinator at EverHeart Hospice, recently took the courses and training to become a CPR instructor.

Becoming an instructor begins with an application and an active CPR provider license. The next step is to complete four online courses through the American Heart Association and an assessment of your CPR skills through a CPR training center. A written exam must be passed once the classroom instruction portion is completed. After passing the exam, the first CPR course is attended by a representative from the training center.

Stephanie Crum, EverHeart Hospice’s Quality Manager, is also a CPR instructor for the agency and has held that status for two and a half years. Instructors must be shadowed every two years while teaching a class to maintain their instructor status. Asked about the CPR training EverHeart provides to its staff, Crum shared how grateful she was for the new equipment funded by The Women’s Giving Circle, a group of donors who support the agency and its mission.

Brenner became an official instructor in December.

“Having two certified CPR instructors at EverHeart allows us to train our staff on demand without the constraints of scheduling with an offsite source. We maintain CPR certification for all staff who provide care to our patients in any capacity. We believe Basic Life Support is a critical skill to possess, not just for the patients we serve, but for the community we serve,” Brenner said.

To learn more about the hospice, hospice and bereavement services that EverHeart Hospice provides to patients and families in the community, visit www.everhearthospice.org or contact a team member at 800-417- 7535.

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