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CPR Saturdays

February 6, 2012

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and consists of two parts: pushing on the chest (compressions) and giving breaths. An AED is an automated external defibrillator, a machine with a computer in it that can shock the heart into working properly again by quick identification of arryhthmia and defibrillation. When a person in need (non-responsive, not breathing, gasping) is identified , you begin CPR until the AED is available; CPR and AED are partners in treatment.
American Heart Association CPR/AED classes are offered to you free on the first Saturday morning of the month; they are taught by District #186 nurses. The next classes will be March 3 and May 5 (April first Saturday is a holiday weekend and no classes is being held that date).
If you would like to attend March 3 or May 5, please e-mail bgermann for a reserved space.