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Lima Memorial to Host Young Professionals During American Heart Month

Lima Memorial to Host Young Professionals During American Heart Month

posted on: 2/12/2018 3:45:56 PM

Lima Memorial will be hosting the Lima Young Professional (YP) with a luncheon and Hands-Only CPR demonstration on Wednesday, February 14. Jennifer Rockhold, Cardiology Physician Assistant and fellow YP member, will be speaking to her peers about heart disease and what symptoms to look out for. While most believe heart disease happens later in life, it can affect young adults as well. Jennifer will provide insight on signs and symptoms, what to look for in the aging parents as well as what to look for in themselves. 

In addition, those in attendance will benefit from an interactive Hands-Only CPR demonstration and interaction with our sophisticated simulation equipment, including real-to-life mannequins designed to deliver the most realistic training possible for healthcare providers and students. Since establishing the region’s first and only simulation and education laboratory, more than 3,300 individuals have been trained on a variety of scenarios including cardiac, stroke and trauma. 

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to host the Lima Young Professionals. It is important to make every age group aware of the dangers of heart disease, and how to prevent it,” stated Jennifer Rockhold, PA Cardiology.  “Through education and healthy life choices, people can decrease their risk.“

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

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