CORPUS CHRISTI – Gary Nycum, RN, CPN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staff nurse at Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Texas Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Committee chair for the American Heart Association, recently led a contingent of cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) trainers to the state capitol in Austin to teach CPR to Gov. Rick Perry’s staff. The ECC Committee oversees all of the training programs for the American Heart Association in Texas. The team consisted of trainers from Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Victoria College, Child Protective Services and the City of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Dept.
“They treated us like royalty and we gave them the royal training like they had never had before,” Nycum said. “We had the time of our lives and our goal is to become the permanent CPR trainers for the governor’s staff.”
They will be returning to the capitol soon to train 10 to 15 more staffers before the legislative session begins, Nycum said.