First Aid, CPR & AED training now available

You can help save lives

What would you do if you observed someone choking on food, gasping for air, or pass out and fall to the ground? Do you know how to resuscitate someone who is experiencing heart/breathing problems until paramedics arrive? Do you know how to assess an emergency situation and provide first aid if needed? The minutes immediately following a stroke or heart attack can determine if the patient lives or dies!

Elmwood/El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church is hosting American Heart Association (AHA) classes for community and neighbors.  Sign up for the CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)/AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)/First Aid course and learn how to provide first aid to adults, children and infants in a medical emergency,

The four-hour course is taught by Martinez Hill, LVN, from the American Heart Association and is hands-on. Attendees learn life-saving skills using dummies and the same AED equipment used by paramedics, in addition to watching AHA videos. Cost is special price of $40. Students will be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid at the end of the course and receive a certificate of completion and informational materials for referral.  A CPR certification wallet card will be provided upon request for an additional $20 (some employers require health-care employees to have this card). 

Classes are interesting, informative, fun and beneficial. All three scheduled class sessions filled quickly. It is possible to add a Wednesday evening series (2 evenings, 6:30-8:30pm) set of classes, or to schedule a Saturday afternoon class (12:30-4:30pm) if there is enough interest. You must make reservations and pay in advance. Contact Joyce Lehe, Crime & Safety coordinator, for class schedule, payments or additional information. Be Safe!