Hospital offers first aid, CPR class

JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a course on Heartsaver First Aid with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator. The course is offered in two evening sessions from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 4 and 11, at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Ave.

This American Heart Association course provides information on how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. Skills taught include CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking. In order to complete the course and receive a course completion card, participants must pass a written first aid test and successfully complete a skills evaluation in CPR and AED.

Cost is $85. Preregistration and prepayment are required as class size is limited. For more information or to register, visit the hospital’s website at and click on “Classes & Events,” or call the Health and Wellness Department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.

Heartsaver First Aid is also offered. This class includes only first aid and does not include training on CPR. To register, call 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.

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