The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association recently donated a Resusci Anne training unit consisting of four CPR mannequins and one automated external defibrillator to the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for use in the school’s nursing skills laboratory.

The School of Nursing plans to use the mannequins and defibrillator to train at least 30 people annually on what to do when a person has a heart attack. “If the right kind of treatment can be given a heart attack victim within seconds after he or she is stricken, the chances are good that the life can be saved,” said Bennie Ryburn, III, chief executive office of the Ryburn Automotive Group of Monticello.

“CPR training teaches a person how to keep the heart beating while professional help is coming.”

Pictured from left are Christine Felts, associate professor of nursing, Dr. Laura Evans, dean of the School of Nursing, Brandy Haley, assistant professor of nursing, Bennie Ryburn, III, and UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter.