Get lifesaving certifications this summer
BRYAN, TX (KBTX) – The American Red Cross and St. Joseph Health are offering rescue courses this summer to prepare for an emergency.
From first aid to CPR, both organizations will teach you the skills to respond to a situation.
At St. Joseph’s, individuals have two course options, Heartsaver CPR AED and Basic Life Support (BLS or CPR) for health care providers, through the American Heart Association.
According to St. Joseph Health, Heartsaver CPR AED “teaches students the essential skills to respond to and manage an emergency from the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a CPR and AED end-of-course card to meet professional, regulatory or other requirements.
Basic Life Support (BLS or CPR) for healthcare providers focuses on training healthcare workers for the answers needed for their profession.
Both courses are taught in a hybrid format that offers both online instruction and in-person skills practice.
To register for the course, you can contact Healthy Communities of St. Joseph Health at 979-731-1231.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers training in a multitude of courses.
“Taking training in CPR and first aid allows community members to be able to step in and it’s about preparing for emergencies,” said AJ Renold, executive director of the local cross section. -American red. “They can get a lot better if you know what to do in an emergency and have practiced those skills.”
Through its CPR courses, individuals can take them in a variety of settings.
“Red Cross CPR certification courses are OSHA compliant, affordable and available in a range of settings,” according to the American Red Cross website. “With in-person, online learning, and our industry-leading blended simulation learning, you can earn CPR certification, learn life-saving skills, and train in the way that’s best for you. “
In addition to CPR certifications, there is also first aid training.
For the course, individuals can train for specific certifications such as Wilderness / Remote which Renold says provides vital information.
“The value of this certification is that there is a lot that can happen on the outside,” Renold said. “For people who are out in the country, in the camp, this is something that teenagers can get. You don’t necessarily have to be a first responder or a nurse, a healthcare professional to have some of the skills that can still save a life.
Click here to learn more about Red Cross courses.
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