FREE CPR Training Class During National CPR & AED Awareness Week

5/18/2017

In honor of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to offer the community a free Hands-Only CPR class. The classes will be held on Friday, June 2 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at AGH in the Michigan Room. The session will only last about 40 minutes and will teach a very important lifesaving skill.

“We are very excited to be partnering with the American Heart Association,” said Jennifer Hamman, AHA instructor at Allegan General Hospital. “You never know when this will happen to someone you love and we want you to be ready. I encourage friends and family members to sign up for this class together. I am always looking for something meaningful for my family to do together and I can’t think of anything with more meaning than learning how to save a life.”

According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. It can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival.

Individuals interested in signing up for a free CPR Anytime class can visit allegangeneral.org or call AGH’s Community Events Line at (269) 686-4231.

AGH is pleased to support the AHA and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. As an American Heart Association Authorized Training Center, AGH is dedicated to bringing CPR and other first aid training courses to the community. For a complete listing of CPR classes offered at Allegan General Hospital, visit allegangeneral.org/cpr.

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