You can learn to save a life by taking a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/ Basic Life Support (BLS) class. With the skills and knowledge you learn upon completing a CPR/BLS class, you will learn to be able to recognize and respond to emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in many parts of the world and is a national health concern. In the United States and Canada, approximately 350,000 people per year have a cardiac arrest and receive attempted resuscitation. This number does not include the substantial number of victims who have an arrest and do not receive attempted resuscitation.
Getting a certification in CPR/BLS means that you will be able to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and learn how to relieve choking (foreign-body airway obstruction). You will also be able to help victims of all ages while practicing CPR/BLS in a team setting.
The information and skills that you will learn in this class include the following:
- Initiating the Chain of Survival
- Performing prompt, high-quality chest compressions for adult, child, and infant victims
- Initiating early use of an AED
- Providing appropriate rescue breaths
- Practicing 2-rescuer team CPR
- Relieving choking
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS)/CPR for Healthcare Providers course and other AHA course to new incoming nursing students on a regular basis.
Upcoming CPR Class Dates & Times
|Monday, June 30, 2014||1-6pm|
|Monday, July 28, 2014||1-6pm|
|Monday, August 4, 2014||12-5pm|
|Thursday, August 7, 2014||12-5pm|
|Monday, August 11, 2014||12-5pm|
|Wednesday, August 13, 2014||12-5pm|
|Monday, August 18, 2014||12-5pm|
|Monday 18th August||4-9pm|
*** Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.
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