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George Regional Health System Hosts Monthly CPR Classes in 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Would you know what to do in a cardiac or breathing emergency? Beginning in January, George Regional Health System nursing staff will hold monthly CPR classes. Classes will be held the last Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Skills Lab (15 London Street). Classes are limited to six students and the cost is $25.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped “We recently purchased three additional sets of mannequins so that all participants will have their own,” explains Jane Oesterling, R.N., Education Department. “There are adult, toddler, and infant mannequins and participants will have the opportunity to practice life-saving CPR techniques on each.”

Certification is issued upon successful completion. For questions or to make an appointment, call 601-673-6130.

Facts about CPR:

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. Most arrests occur in persons with underlying heart disease.
  • CPR doubles a person’s chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • 75% of all cardiac arrests happen in people’s homes.
  • CPR was invented in 1960.