Three-hour Columbia class can save lives

November 5, 2018 by  

Choosing to learn how to perform CPR and use an Automated external defibrillator (AED) device can quite literally be a life-saving decision. A course planned for Columbia will teach these skills, and can equip the participants with knowledge they can draw on to act in an emergency until help arrives.

The workshop will utilize a combination of video and instructor-led training, and there will be opportunities for the students to get some hands-on practice as well. They will learn what to do in case of a sudden cardiac arrest or choking, and the methods for performing CPR on a child, infant, and adult will all be included.

Everyone, regardless of their medical skill or experience, is welcome to be a part of the training, and it can be helpful to those who work with children, have a family, or just want to be able to act in a crisis situation. All those who complete the training will be given a certification card from the American Heart Association, and these will be valid for two years from the date they are issued. These, along with other printed materials, can be prepared for a training session like this by area printing services providers.

The registration fee for this training is $60. It will be offered on January 9 at 1000 Knipp Street in Columbia.