August 20, 2013
CPR for Family and Friends
From - Bellingham Bulletin - Milford, MA
Openings still exist for the American Heart Association CPR for Family and Friends course on Tuesday, Aug. 20. This class is led by certified instructors and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Physicians Conference Center at Milford Regional Medical Center, 14 Prospect Street, Milford.
CPR for Family and Friends teaches rescuers skills in CPR and relief of choking (foreign-body airway obstruction). It presents information about the American Heart Association adult Chain of Survival and signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and choking in adults. The course also presents information on the American Heart Association pediatric infant and child Chain of Survival, signs of choking in infants and children, how to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and prevention of the most common fatal injuries in infants and children.
The course is designed for all lay rescuers, such as family members of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death and other laypersons who want to learn rescue skills for loved ones or others. It is not designed for those who need a CPR certification.
The cost for this course is $30 and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information about this class, or other programs and classes offered by Milford Regional, visit the hospital’s website at milfordregional.org.
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