June 24, 2014

One day training to include first aid skills

Northeastern Junior College is offering an Adult, Child, Infant CPR, AED and First Aid Class this summer. It is a great opportunity for those who need recertified to make this happen, and for those who may have entered new jobs which will eventually require these skills. Anyone, especially those who work in areas where large groups of people gather, can benefit from the training which basically prepares you to help save a life in the event of an emergency.

The class will be held Saturday, July 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., in  Knowles Hall, Room 319. Cost of the class is $82.

The course is designed for individuals who are teachers, coaches, daycare workers and medical assistants. It prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, infants and children.  Participants will learn how to perform CPR and operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). 

As far as first aid training, students will be taught how to recognize and care for injuries or sudden illnesses until advanced medical arrives.

The CPR/AED and First Aid certifications from the American Red Cross are valid for two years. To register for this class, contact the college Emergency Medical Services/Fire Science Training Coordinator, Tracy Yahn by email at:  tracy.yahn@njc.edu or call 970-521-6708.  Please register by July 8h. Summer hours are being observed by many of the staffers at the college. If you do not reach Yahn directly, leave a message and she will be back in contact with you.