Each year, Stony Brook students and employees share their time and talent through thousands of community service hours.
With unique educational opportunities, donation drives, cultural events and more, Stony Brook University is a caring community, proud to share its time, resources and expertise to improve the lives of others.
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Volunteers and participants gathered outside the Melville Library’s Starbucks on October 18 to participate in a Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR) training session.
By the end of the event, 263 people on Stony Brook University’s campus were trained.
Hundreds from the campus community participated in the Hands-Only CPR training.
Coffee for Compressions, a new community engagement program, provides an opportunity for those nearby to learn about HOCPR training and test their chest compressions on a feedback manikin to earn a Starbucks gift card.
Participants were required to do two minutes of two-inch-deep compressions to receive a two-dollar gift card.
Colby Rowe, Trauma Center Education and Prehospital Outreach Coordinator, developed the idea for this incentive-based program. The Stony Brook Trauma Center was the lead team for the management of the event. Approximately 25 volunteers came from the Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps.