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HCS Nurse & Assistant Principal Provide Life Saving Aid to Baby

Jessica Hipp, a nurse at Huntsville High School was leaving at dismissal time at the end of the school day when a distraught father said he needed help with his baby. The child appeared to be having a seizure.  With help from Assistant Principal Jo Stafford, Nurse Jessica Hipp provided much needed medical aid until an ambulance arrived.  The child was rushed to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

At Thursday’s Board of Education Meeting,  Jessica Hipp and Jo Stafford were presented a resolution for their efforts in helping to possibly save a life.  The resolution states that “Their life saving actions bring great credit and honor to Huntsville City Schools, Huntsville High School and themselves.  We are grateful for their actions.”

Jessica Hipp credits her training for being able to respond to the situation.  Hipp said that “one of the things they teach in nursing school are your ABCs, so you check a person’s airway, their breathing, and their circulation.”  She was prepared to deliver CPR had the child’s vital signs dropped.  Andrea Penn, HCS Health Services Coordinator, said she was not only “very proud of what Jessica did, but for what all of our nurses do on a daily basis.”