Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will offer a free adult CPR/AED/Heimlich course on Monday, March 7, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, in Conference Room D.
This is a non-healthcare provider course available to the community only. The intent is not to issue certification cards. However, if someone requests a certification card after completing required elements of the American Heart Association course, they can obtain one for a fee.
PCH/FMC is offering these free courses throughout 2016. The courses are made possible by a Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant, which was awarded to the Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health in partnership with Edgar County.
The courses are open to anyone in the community who wants to learn adult CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), which is used in cases of life threatening cardiac events. The course, which is certified by the American Heart Association, also will teach the Heimlich maneuver, which is used in choking emergencies.
Registration for the March 7 class is required by Friday, March 4, at 9 am. Email Rachel Kelley, RN, at RKelley@pchfmc.com or call 217-465-2606, Ext. 320. When calling, leave your name and you will automatically be registered.
For a listing of all free CPR/AED classes in 2016, visit ParisCommunityHospital.com/FreeCPR.