Holy Spirit News

Free CPR Classes Offered in February

Posted: 27 December 2013

In honor of American Heart Month, Holy Spirit Health System is offering free CPR classes on Saturday, February 8. American Heart Association-trained instructors will be teaching these classes in Holy Spirit Hospital’s auditorium. 

“We want people in the community to learn CPR so they can help a victim of cardiac arrest until EMS arrives,” said Cheryl Sola, BSN, RN, Community Health Education and Wellness Coordinator. “CPR is easy to learn and we are offering it free so more people take advantage of this opportunity.”

These courses will teach participants the skills needed to successfully resuscitate the victim of cardiopulmonary arrest and to relieve a foreign body airway obstruction.  Participants will learn the signs of a stroke, heart attack, cardiopulmonary arrest, and airway obstruction, and how to correctly use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults and children. 

“BLS for Healthcare Providers” will be offered from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  This course is designed for healthcare providers.

The “Heartsaver AED” class will be offered to community members.  This course is intended to teach the lay rescuer.  Participants may elect to learn adult and child CPR and/or infant CPR. This class begins at 9 a.m. 

After successfully completing the course, each participant will receive a course completion card.  To register for these free classes, please call (717) 972-4262.  Please register early as space is limited.