By Susan Rose, email@example.com.
If you are the bystander who witnesses someone going into cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? According to the American Heart Association, almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. However, when CPR is performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of survival can double or triple. Now, you can be the prepared bystander by learning CPR in the convenience of your own neighborhood!
Candler Park neighbor Colleen Ward is a Registered Nurse who is offering CPR/AED and First Aid classes at the Wondershop on Monday and Tuesday evenings and on the weekends. (Wondershop is located on McLendon Avenue at Oakdale Road.)
“Teaching and certifying adults and teenagers on how to save a life has become a true passion for me,” says Ward. Often, teenagers need to get certified for babysitting and summer jobs. Also, many businesses like to have their staff certified.
Ward offers HeartSaver CPR/AED classes and BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers classes. Both cover adult and child choking. She said, “I can also teach signs and symptoms of Opiod overdose/drug overdose and what to do to care for someone in that situation.”
Upon completion of the class, students get a card from the American Heart Association that is valid for two years.
If you have the desire or a need for CPR training/certification, contact Colleen Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information and to schedule a class.