FREMONT – Cardiac or first aid emergencies can occur at any time. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 88% of cardiac arrests occur in the home or in public places. That’s why knowing CPR can be the difference between life and death for someone close to you.
In most cases of emergency, the person nearest the patient is often a family member or bystander with no medical expertise. Providing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) promptly to the victim significantly increases their chances of survival. Methodist Fremont Health offers CPR and First Aid classes for the community to help prepare those who want that lifesaving information. The hospital will offer two classes:
Community CPR teaches CPR and AED use for adults, CPR for infants, and relief of choking and use of barrier devices for all ages.
Community First Aid teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes general principles, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies.
Classes, held on the third floor of Methodist Fremont Health’s Health Park Plaza, are scheduled for Thursday, November 14, with CPR at 5:00 p.m. and First Aid at 7:30 p.m. The cost for either class is $50.00, $100 for both.
Participants who successfully complete the training will be AHA certified in their chosen course, and will receive their American Heart Association certification card. Participants in these classes can also earn up to 36 hours of Community Service (18 hours for CPR and 18 hours for First Aid) upon completion.
For more information or to register, please call 844-4-FREMONT (844-437-3666).