First aid and CPR course offered Saturday, June 9

Learn the skills needed to offer emergency first aid in the event someone close to you has a heart attack, stroke or is choking, or if someone is injured or falls suddenly ill. A first aid and CPR class is scheduled Saturday, June 9, at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital.

 
Every year more than 480,000 American adults die of a heart attack or its complications.  About half of these deaths result from sudden cardiac arrest, an early complication of some heart attacks that can occur within seconds – even before emergency personnel arrive. Too many times victims die from these complications because bystanders don’t know what to do. 
 
The HGB EMS Department and the American Heart Association can help you be prepared through the CPR and First Aid class taught from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HGB Trumley Education Center.
 
Participants learn adult, child, and infant CPR, and use of the automated external defibrillator, as well as precautions for blood-borne pathogens, and emergency actions for sudden illness and injury. A two-year American Heart Association certification card will be issued. This course meets State of Michigan requirements for those who work in childcare and group homes, or who need professional certifications for job requirements. 
 
Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, including cost, contact Dan Sowles at dsowles@hgbhealth.com or call 517-541-5912.