Infant and child CPR class available

WEST BURLINGTON - On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Great River Health System is hosting a free infant and child CPR class open to parents, grandparents, older siblings and baby-sitters not needing certification. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 1. If more than one person from the family will attend, each person must register so GRHS can ensure there are enough materials and instructors. Attendees must be at least 12 years old.

Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts one can give a child. The goal of this class is to insure adequate instruction and practice so class members can calmly and effectively react when a baby or young child requires emergency care for breathing or choking problems.

The class includes:

? Demonstration and practice of what to do for a choking infant and child

? Discussion of feelings families have about performing CPR on their own children

? Preparing your home for an emergency

? Step-by-step demonstration and practice of CPR on ?Resusci-baby? and ?Resusci-child?