Savoy Medical Center offers free CPR class

MAMOU - In the event of an accident or disaster, would you be prepared to administer CPR? Savoy Medical Center will offer a free class July 19, that will incorporate demonstrations of the American Heart Association’s lifesaving techniques for choking, rescue breathing and CPR for adults, children, and infants.

Participants will also be introduced and educated on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is a portable electronic device that sends an electric shock through the chest wall in the event of cardiac arrest, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 166,000 lives are claimed by sudden cardiac arrest each year – about 455 people a day. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.

The July 19, class will be held at the Savoy Medical Center Classroom from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is open to anyone who is interested in certification in CPR, such as lifeguards and daycare workers. Registration is not required. For more information, call 468-0346.

SMC offers CPR certification classes throughout the year. Classes are available for groups, schools or businesses. To learn more about these classes offered, please call 468-0346.

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