In the movies and on television, actors tend to make administering CPR seem like a breeze (excuse the pun). You just hammer on the patient’s chest in a rhythm, every now and then pausing to blow air into their lungs, and hope for the best. In reality, however, the process isn’t so simple. Understanding how to perform this emergency procedure can save the lives of people around you, so you may want to consider registering for the CPR Training Session being conducted at the Greenwood Public Library through the American Heat Association.
The CPR class will being at 5:30 p.m. on Monday October 15. The training itself, being provided by a Greenwood Police Detective named Rex Saltsgaver, will be FREE to anyone aged 13 or older. The cost for materials and certification is $15.50 to the general public. If you hold a valid library and program card, however, the cost is only $10.50. For completing the three-hour Heartsaver course (which will cover Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and choking), as well as the written and practical exams, you will receive a certification card that is valid for two years. If you want to become the professional that those actors on TV wish they were, register today and we’ll see you Monday.