Nursing Students Administer Aid to Restaurant Customer in Distress

Nursing Students Administer Aid to Restaurant Customer in Distress

It was like any other day. A group of ECPI University nursing students and a faculty member getting a quick bite to eat at Chick-fil-A. That changed quickly when they noticed a fellow diner having a seizure. They immediately came to the person’s table and began providing care.

“They assessed the situation and proceeded to render aid,” says Chick-fil-A Marketing Director Cheri Shilling. “They were calm and confident, professional and very reassuring that all was well. They stayed with our guest and his family until EMTs arrived and advised the EMT crew as to the situation. I encourage them to keep up the good work. They are truly making a difference in the community.”

Faculty on campus were duly impressed, but not surprised. “This incident is a great example of the education and training ECPI University provides to ensure safe and knowledgeable nurses,” says Greenville Campus Director of Nursing Marjorie Hedl. “It’s amazing and also an honor to watch their professional growth throughout our program. I am truly proud!”