You can learn to save a life by taking a cardio pulmonary resuscitation or basic life support class. With the skills and knowledge that you learn upon completing a CPR class, you will be able to recognize emergencies, such as sudden cardiac arrest and know how to respond to these emergencies. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in many parts of the world and increasingly is a health concern amongst the nation. 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 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 in a team setting.
The information and skills that you will learn in this class are 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 Division of Nursing now offers the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course and other AHA courses.
BLS for Healthcare Providers INITIAL COURSE Training Schedule:
|Friday 11th October||11am-4pm|
|Friday 15th November||11am-4pm|
|Friday 6th December||11am - 4pm|
|Tuesday 10th December||4:30pm-9:30pm|
BLS for Healthcare Providers RENEWAL COURSE Training Schedule:
|Friday 25th October||11am-4pm|
|Friday 22nd November||11am-4pm|
*** 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.