FREE CPR Training During National CPR & AED Awareness Week

5/20/2015

During National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide the community CPR Anytime Personal Learning program at no cost. During this free 30-minute course, individuals will learn the core skills of CPR and receive a free kit to take home with them, which includes an inflatable Mini Anne CPR manikin, DVD and a skills reminder card. The CPR Anytime kits were generously donated to the Hospital from an endowment through the American Heart Association.

Sessions will be offered at 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on June 2, June 3 and June 4. Sessions will also be offered at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. All sessions will be held at Allegan General Hospital in the Michigan Room.

“We are very excited to be partnering with the American Heart Association,” said Jennifer Hamman, AHA Training Center manager at Allegan General Hospital. “Our goal is to train as many families in our community as possible. You never know when this will happen to someone you love and you will want to be ready. I am honored the Allegan General Hospital Training Center has been asked to distribute these kits and encourage you to bring your whole family. 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, 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a spouse, parent, child or friend.

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

Allegan General is pleased to support the American Heart Association (AHA) and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. As an American Heart Association Authorized Training Center, Allegan General Hospital 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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