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CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and the Healthcare Provider Class Offered

 The American Red Cross will hold a one day review class for CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer and the Healthcare Provider on Friday, December 11 from 5:30p.m to 10:30p.m. The class will be held at the Oswego branch office located at 333 West First Street, Oswego, NY, and is designed for first responders to an emergency scene.

This class will provide the skills needed to respond appropriately to both breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants.  The skills learned are useful for providing temporary care until further medical help arrives on the scene. The class will teach participants to understand the Emergency Action Principles when providing emergency care for a victim, and how to access the Emergency Medical System. Participants will also be trained in two-rescuer CPR, resuscitation, and the use of a bag-valve mask.

The course is directed towards those with a duty to act and provide care for people who need immediate help. The class teaches lifesaving training necessary to quickly help victims of an emergency. Being certified and having an up-to-date knowledge of emergency situations and appropriate actions can help save a life.            

Professional Rescuers or Healthcare Providers interested in becoming certified, seeking more information, or to register, please contact the branch office at 343-0967 or visit the Red Cross on the web at www.redcrosscny.org .

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.  The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.  For more information please visit www.redcrosscny.org