Polk County Red Cross holds health, safety classes during August

Published 3:31 pm Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Polk County Red Cross will be holding health and safety classes during the month of August. The Red Cross wants the community to have access to lifesaving skills. They have designed the program to help you receive the training you need to be prepared in the case of an emergency.

First Aid – August 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. Course is three hours and includes life threatening emergencies as well as first aid for bleeding, burns, shock, seizures, etc. Student must hold a current CPR certificate. A three certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course.

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Adult CPR – August 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This course covers choking, rescue breathing and CPR for adult victims (ages 12 and older). This training will prepare individuals to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.&bsp; One year certification issued upon successful completion of course.

Infant Child – August 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This course covers newborn to 12 years old. Includes rescue techniques in choking, rescue breathing and CPR. One year certificate issued upon successful completion of course.

Call the chapter at 828-894-2700 or email arcpolk@windstream.net to sign up. Class size is limited. Advance registration and payment is required for all courses.