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CPR and First Aid classes for healthcare providers and community participants.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Continuing Education department will offer CPR and First Aid classes for healthcare providers as well as for school and community participants this spring. These classes are ideal for anyone needing CPR certification for their jobs or for anyone interested in learning the essentials of CPR and First Aid. Upon successful completion of these classes students will receive certification through the American Red Cross and the College, which is valid for two years.

The two classes offered are CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers and First Aid/CPR/AED for Non-rescuers. The class for professional rescuers and healthcare providers combines discussions, video and hands-on training for individuals who respond to emergencies in their job. This course covers how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Topics include: Primary assessment, Ventilations (incl. use of CPR breathing barriers and use of BVMs), Choking (incl. conscious and unconscious), CPR (incl. one- and two-rescuer), and AED. The price for this six-hour class is $110 and it will be offered on Saturday March 9 and again April 13 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.

The class for school and community participants (First Aid/CPR/AED for Non-rescuers) is intended for lay-rescuers, teachers, coaches, or anyone else who wants to learn important CPR and First Aid skills. This program combines lecture, emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments, and hands-on training to teach lifesaving skills. The price for this six-hour class is $100 and it will be offered on Saturday April 27 and again May 11 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.

In addition, Union County College can customize a CPR/First Aid class for your business, school, or organization to meet your scheduling needs. Customized classes can be held offsite or on campus at the college.

To register for these classes call (908) 709-7600. You can also visit www.ucc.edu/noncredit to download the registration form and for details about how to enroll.

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