IU Health La Porte Hospital offers community emergency skills, first aid training courses
An IU Health La Porte Release
La Porte, IN–In honor of American Heart Month, Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital is offering emergency skills and first aid training classes to the public.
The Heartsaver® CPR/AED course teaches adult CPR and AED use as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. Students will learn the critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency situation in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Cost is $50, including all teaching materials.
Classes are offered on Mondays from 6 pm to 9 pm:
- March 18
- May 13
- July 15
- Sept. 16
- Nov. 18
According to the American Heart Association, 88 percent of all cardiac arrests occur in the home. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrests, can double or even triple a victim’s chance for survival.
The Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED course teaches the critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a first aid or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Content includes how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies as well as perform CPR and use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator.
Classes are offered on Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm (Central time):
- Aug. 10
- Nov. 9
Cost is $65, including all teaching materials. Cash, credit card or money order is accepted.
Both courses, based on the American Heart Association guidelines, are open to anyone with limited or no medical training. In addition, the courses are intended for anyone who needs a completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
All classes are held at 1100 Lincolnway (lower level classroom) in La Porte. Register at 219.326.2322.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials do not represent income to the AHA.