Valley West Community Hospital offers Community CPR Class
November 08, 2006
Valley West Community Hospital offers a CPR class for the community on Wednesday, November 30, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Conference Room B on the hospital’s lower level. The class is an American Heart Association “Heartsaver/AED” program which includes adult, child, and infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Participants who successfully complete the class earn a two-year CPR certification. Also included in training is an introduction to the newest feature in CPR - the automated external defibrillator (AED). These devices are computerized defibrillators that are so easy to use that they allow non-medical personnel with minimal training to potentially save the life of a cardiac arrest victim. AEDs are now found on planes and ships, in airports, entertainment centers, sports stadiums and many public buildings where large numbers of people congregate. The Sandwich Police and Fire Departments, IVVC, Sandwich High School and Middle School also now own AEDs.
The fee for this class is $30, payable by check made out to Valley West Community Hospital. CPR textbooks are also available for an additional $10. Fees may be paid on the night of the class, but pre-registration is necessary. To reserve a place in this class or for further information, please call Steve Wolf, RN, Education Coordinator, at 815.786.3783. CPR classes can also be scheduled for special interest groups who may need or want CPR certification because of the type of work they do, such as child care workers, lifeguards, camp counselors, and teachers.