April 9, 2010
Â Â Â Â On Monday, April 19, the American Red Cross will hold a one evening CPR/AED Review class for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard. It will be held at the Oswego office branch located at 333 West First Street in Oswego from 5:30-10:30pm.
Â Â Â Â This class will provide a review and update of the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants until further medical help arrive on the scene. It will also teach participants to understand the Emergency Action Principles when providing emergency care for a victim, how to access the Emergency Medical System. They will also be trained in two-rescuer CPR, resuscitation and the use of an AED on a victim.
Â Â Â Â The course is directed towards those with a duty to act and provide care for people who need immediate help. Itâ€™s lifesaving training for the first group of people who respond at the scene of an emergency. Certification as a CPR/AED Professional Rescuer will be valid for two years and for Lifeguard, one year. Donâ€™t waste any more time and get your CPR/AED re-certification today. Being certified and having up-to-date knowledge of emergency situations and appropriate actions can help save a life today.
Â Â Â Â Professional Rescuers and Lifeguards interested in becoming certified and 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 nationâ€™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 â€“ and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information please visit www.redcrosscny.org .