Columbia workshop teaches lifesaving skills

June 6, 2018 by  

The actions taken during the first few moments of a choking or cardiac arrest emergency can be vital in saving someone’s life, and participants in a Columbia class will learn what they can do to help until first responders arrive on the scene.

The students in the HeartSaver CPR and AED course will walk away equipped with skills in the area of performing CPR on an infant, child, or adult, and they will also learn how to utilize an automated external defibulator (AED) in case of a cardiac emergency. It is intended for those who are novices or have zero experience with CPR or using an AED, and will meet the requirements for those who would like to have this knowledge for their job, such as educators, electricians, or foster families.

The registration fee to take part in the three-hour session is $60 each, and each person who successfully completes the training will be given a American Heart Association certification card, which will be valid for two years. Certificates of completion and other items for an event like is can be produced by area stationery printers.

This opportunity to learn how to save a life has been planned for Saturday, June 30 at 1000 Knipp Street in Columbia. The registration fee to participate has been set at $60 for each student.