Diamond Children’s Nurses Volunteer to Teach CPR to Store Employees

WHAT: Diamond Children’s nurses teach CPR to employees of Tucson Mall store WHEN: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 WHERE: UMC offices at First Avenue and River Road
Pediatric nurses from Diamond Children’s at University Medical Center will volunteer their Sunday morning to teach CPR to employees of a Tucson Mall store who were shaken after witnessing a shopper’s newborn accidentally fall to the pavement outside their store.
Paramedics responded and the baby turned out to be fine, but the staff of the women’s jewelry and accessories store felt helpless in the emergency, the store manager said. Longtime UMC pediatric nurse and certified CPR trainer Gabrielle Jurecky, RN, who happened to be shopping nearby and observed their distress, offered to teach the staff cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Some 35 employees are expected to participate in the training at University Medical Center offices at 655 E. River Road, not far from Tucson Mall. Jurecky recruited several other nurses to volunteer their time and expertise, and the only charge to employees is for the class book.
Media are welcome to attend.