To meet the critical need of certifying first responders in Micronesia...
MAHI International has the great opportunity to undergo training with American Heart Association in order to instruct the local people of these island communities in Basic Life Support (BLS) skills including CPR and the use of an AED.
We realized this need after our first BLS training program in November 2009. MAHI International Board Chairman John Garner visited the island of Pohnpei for the first time. He invited Krystal Ball, RN / MSN, a nurse educator to join him to conduct the training and certify the participants under the American Heart Association. With the help of MAHI volunteers Adrienne Brezovic and Asher Bolejack, MAHI International trained over 300 participants!
Since then, in conjunction with San Joaquin Community Hospital (Bakersfield, CA), MAHI International has been asked by the Pohnpei State Government to provide on-going BLS training to their people!
We’d like to thank San Joaquin Community Hospital, Krystal, Donna and the rest of the Education Department in their aspirations for MAHI International to certify healthcare professionals and emergency responders in Micronesia.
[SEE PICTURES OF BLS TRAINING IN PROGRESS] For more on our BLS training program, please visit Discussion:“Recent Trip to Pohnpei” on our Facebook page!