Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Skyline Hospital is now offering community members and local businesses First Aid and CPR courses to teach individuals how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for an adult and child victims.
Students learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. This program is designed for first-time and renewal students.
Each course is three hours and is offered once a month (mornings on odd numbered months, evenings on even numbered months). See website for exact dates.
Cost is $55 per person.
The course is sanctioned by the American Heart Association (AHA); students receive a two-year certification card from the AHA.
Students will become familiar with the critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives.
Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.
This course is designed for Workplace Responders to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies with adult, child, and optionally infant victims. This course features application and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) in cardiac arrest situations.
Pre-registration is encouraged. For dates and more information go to www.skylinehospital.com or call Gorge Rescue at 541-490-4657 and ask about First Aid/CPR at Skyline Hospital.