Family Employee Resource Group: Adult and Child CPR and Choking Information Session

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | Date: 12-1pm | Location: Virtual – Zoom

Event Description


The session will cover basic information regarding how to respond to an adult or child who may be choking or who is in cardiac arrest. It will include multiple videos and virtual instruction on what steps to take in these circumstances to increase the individual’s likelihood of survival until emergency response personnel arrive. This session will walk you through the basic steps of CPR (virtually). It will not result in a CPR Certification for attendees, it is only meant to be informational.

The Family Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a place for Spartans to connect on family-related topics with the goal of connecting, building community and sharing best practices regarding raising or caregiving for children and caregivers.

The Family ERG meets on the second  Tuesday from 12-1pm each month during the academic year in the form of educational Zoom webinars, interactive “Ask the Expert” format meetings, as well as in person family friendly programs and events (which are held on Saturdays). For questions, contact Rachel Perez at

Learning Objectives

  • Refresher on Check – Call – Care routine for emergency situations 
  • Recognizing Signs & Symptoms of Cardiac Arrest 
  • Overview of CPR & AED Use for Adults 
  • Overview of CPR & AED Use for Children 
  • Recognizing and Caring for an Adult or Child who is Choking 

About the Speaker: Rachel Perez, CHRS, WorkLife Consultant at MSU

Rachel Perez is a WorkLife Consultant for the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University (MSU). She brings 10 years of Human Resources experience as well as a bachelor’s degree from MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business. Rachel has served as an HR Coordinator and an Assistant Health & Safety Coordinator for the Student Life & Engagement division. In these positions, her teams benefited greatly from her project management and program coordination experience. As an HR Generalist for the MSU HR Solutions Center, she was able to advocate for faculty and staff members throughout the processes of hiring, benefits enrollment, and training, while considering their emotional and cultural needs as they begin a transition in their career. Fostering MSU’s values of inclusiveness and equity, Rachel has proudly served as a Project Manager for MSU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee as well as a member of the DEI Advisory Board for Student Life & Engagement. Furthering her education, Rachel is currently enrolled into the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations through MSU’s College of Social Science. Rachel is a mother of 3 children and is married to an MSU Spartan as well, go green! In her free time, she stays active as a Zumba Instructor through MSU’s Recreational Sports and Fitness Services department. She also enjoys playing volleyball, running, and outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and spending time at the beach.