Tuesday, June 9, 2015

American Red Cross Lifesaving Courses

Adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED courses are scheduled for June 16 in Greenville

Greenville, OH, May 18, 2015 – June is full of exciting days: June 5 is National Doughnut Day; June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day; June 11 is National Corn on the Cob Day. Our first question is: Why aren’t these being celebrated every day? And our next question: Are you prepared in case an incident occurs during these exciting, festive, food consumption days?

If not, the American Red Cross has you covered. We are offering adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED courses in Greenville on Tuesday, June 16, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at 130 Martz St.

The courses teach you:

  • How to respond to the person next to you choking on that last corn kernel.
  • What to do if your co-worker’s daily doughnut turns against him and causes his heart to stop mid-breakfast.
  • How to stop the bleeding when your friend injures herself fighting for the last scoop of chocolate ice cream.
  • How to use a defibrillator, which is easier to use than it is to pronounce.
  • How to give CPR to a baby…because someone’s got to take care of them.

In addition to the classroom lessons, the course includes an online learning component. Rather than the standard “read and take a multiple-choice quiz” formula, the Red Cross took a page from the Xbox and Wii generation. Students now use an interactive, animated, virtual learning formula. In short, they learn the basics of saving a life by playing a game in which they must respond to a real-life emergency.

The courses result in a two-year Red Cross certification. The prices for the courses range from $55 to $85, depending on the courses chosen. Advanced registration is required. To register for a class or find more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.

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