Monday, August 31, 2009

New CPR Class Date Set for 09/26/09

The next Community Business College CPR class date has been set. It will be on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Why take a CPR class? Some of our graduates have found it helpful to be able to present CPR certification to employers. May employers want people with CPR and first aid skills for emergencies but few have the time to make sure that it gets done. This is a way for them to get somebody from the beginning. It's also helpful to have as many "extras" to present at a job interview to close the deal.

This CPR class includes instruction on using an automated external defibrillator (like the ones seen on TV emergency shows). One thing not commonly known is, despite the sitcoms and doctor movies) modern defibrillators can't be used on a healthy person. They detect the regular heartbeat and won't engage. That's something students who take the class learn.

The class also teaches how to care for conscious and unconscious choking victims. The old Heimlich maneuver has been updated. Here's a chance to learn the new way of helping choking victims.
The class also includes the correct ways to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) on infants, children and adults.
It's important to know how to deliver first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burns, wounds, head, neck and back injuries. This class covers those and also includes what to do in heat and cold-related emergencies.
Given the concerns about this flu season, it's good to know how to manage sudden illnesses including what to do when someone suffers a stroke, seizure, bite or poisoning. That's all covered in this class.
Students also receive participant’s workbook and laminated Adult CPR/AED and First Aid skill cards that include full-color images and easy-to-read text that will walk you step by step through a variety of lifesaving skills. The skill cards are handy as a refresher and reference tool after training is complete. Keep them with you at all times.

You can't predict when an emergency will occur, but you can be prepared.


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