Upcoming Hayes Green Beach EMS training courses prepare for first aid and babysitting

The Emergency Medical Services Department at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is hosting a CPR and First Aid course, as well as a babysitting training course. Pre-registration is required for each class.

CPR and First Aid

Cost: $25 for CPR only, $45 for CPR and First Aid

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

HGB Trumley Education Center

321 E. Harris St., Charlotte, Michigan

This American Heart Association course helps participants be prepared in the event of an emergency. Learn adult, child and infant CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator, precautions for blood-borne pathogens, and emergency actions for sudden illness and injury. A two-year American Heart Association certification card will be issues. This course meets Michigan’s requirements for those working in child care, group homes, or for other jobs requiring professional certification.

Babysitting Training

Cost: $25, including books, materials and lunch

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2

Seek at AL!VE

800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, Michigan

This course is for students who are 12 to 15 years old and are interested in babysitting. Participants will receive training in child behavior, supervision and caring for infants and young children, selecting safe toys and games, accident prevention and first aid. In addition to understanding how to prepare and plan for a babysitting job, students will also learn pediatric CPR and the proper treatment for choking.  Enrollment is limited to the first 15 participants and students must attend the entire training. Please plan to bring a shoe box with a top to the class.

To register for either training or for more information, call Dan Sowles, HGB EMS education coordinator, at 517-541-5912 or dsowles@hgbhealth.com.

HGB has been the community’s choice for health care for nearly 80 years. HGB is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community. It has expanded its vision beyond providing traditional hospital services to one that promotes health and well-being through the AL!VE project. Learn more about HGB at www.hgbhealth.com and AL!VE at www.myalive.com.