Red Cross Holding CPR, AED, First Aid Training

The Marion County Chapter of American Red Cross has announced two upcoming training classes.

The first — Community CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) – will take place Saturday, April 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training will cover procedures almost anyone can use to assist persons experiencing heart-related and breathing emergencies. Participants will learn how to administer CPR to adults, children and infants. Students also will be trained to use an AED to help victims over 12 months of age. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.

The second – Standard First Aid – is scheduled for Wednesday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to recognize and respond to emergencies and how to check conscious and unconscious victims for injuries and sudden illnesses. Training will cover the ways to identify common problems, such as: burns, shock, stroke, poisoning, injuries to muscles, joints and bones, as well as allergic reactions and diabetic emergencies. Participants will receive instruction in basic first aid skills, such as controlling bleeding, immobilizing injured limbs, and minimizing the risk of disease transmission while giving care.

Both classes will be held at the Alber Red Cross Center, 1849 Summerset Drive, Marion. Enrollment is open to the public. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Fees vary by subject. The local Chapter offers a discount to any student who enrolls in both classes. Participants may sign up and pay fees in person at the Alber Red Cross Center on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and noon or between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. During the same hours, students may register by phone and pay with a major credit card.

For complete details, call the Red Cross at (740) 725-9141.

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