As summer winds down and schools prepare for a flood of young minds, one school in Central Austin is preparing for everything.
Twenty-two teachers with Hyde Park Baptist School spent Monday undergoing CPR and defibrillator training led by the Heart Hospital of Austin.
"It's a lot easier than people think. I think people are intimidated by CPR," Virginia Remeny with the Heart Hospital of Austin said.
The school is teaching its staff that this critical role is only a temporary one.
"They won't be the only one to sustain a life, but they can be the key person on the scene," Julie Cox, a school nurse, said.
A lot of this practice gives these teachers a method to go through during the chaos of an unexpected event.
"We watched the video this morning and now we get a chance to do the hands-on and make sure we know the exact way to hold your hands and the compression and number of compressions and how to do the breathing and all that," Coach Dean Campbell said.
The teachers learned confidence which can make the difference.
“I hope that if they ever do (have to use the skills), that they will remember what they learned here today and they'll intervene to save someone's life,” Remeny said.
The CPR and defibrillator training was only a small part of the day.
Teachers also learned about allergies, heat exhaustion, bug bites and a range of other medical scenarios.