Columbia training session may help to save a life

May 5, 2018 by  

Knowing how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR techniques can make a huge difference in an emergency situation, and those in Columbia who would like to learn these skills will soon be able to do so.

The American Heart Association has created a certification program that will teach people what to do to provide aid to someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. During this class, the students will be taught techniques they can utilize to keep a person alive until first responders or other professional help arrives. It is the certification needed by those who work with children, are personal trainers, factory workers, and anyone else who feels it may be useful to them.

Each participant in the session, which is scheduled to take place over three hours, will be issued their own manikin, and once they have successfully completed the training, they will be issued a certification card valid for two years. A printing services provider can be called upon to produce instructional manuals and other items to use during these types of activities.

This learning opportunity will be offered on May 31 at 1000 Knipp Street in the Drury Inn and Suites Meeting Room. The fee to be included in the event in $60, and anyone who is interested is asked to register ahead of time.