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FREE FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFICATION COURSES IN PAXTON

The Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety at Carle is pleased to offer these free courses in Paxton on October 15 & 16 at the Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, 330 West Ottawa St.

October 15
1:30 – 5 p.m. American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR certification with AED
5:30 – 8 p.m. American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid certification

October 16
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR certification with AED
1:30 – 4 p.m. American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid certification

Participants may attend one or both of the classes.

According to the American Heart Association, 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in the United States. Unintentional injuries are the fifth leading cause of death, just behind chronic diseases. CPR and First Aid training may save your life, or the life of someone you love.

Topics for CPR will include infant, child and adult choking and CPR as well as Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) use. The First Aid course will cover how to recognize and treat injuries, use appropriate equipment and supplies, and respond to various emergencies.

Courses will include hands-on instruction and a workbook. For each class successfully completed, participants will receive a certification card.

Space is limited, and registration is required at least 10 days prior to class. Participants must be 14 years of age or older. For more information or to register, please go to carle.org/cpr, or call the Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety at Carle at (217) 383-4601.

To learn about other classes offered by the Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety, please visit carle.org/farmsafety.