Community CPR classes planned

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute and Life Lion are again offering HeartSaver AED training courses. The training is available for anyone, age nine and older, interested in learning the life-saving skills of CPR. Nonmedical individuals who require certification for their jobs also may attend. The course includes adult CPR, child and infant CPR, instruction in choking and AEDs and a skills test. There is no written test.

A two-year certification card is issued at the completion of the class. There is a $35 cost per person for this course. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine employees interested in attending this course may attend and show their ID badge to have the registration fee waived.

All courses are offered by Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute and Life Lion and are certified by the American Heart Association.

Upcoming sessions are 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 30; 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17; 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 29; 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17; and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Healthcare provider-level training also is available. There is a $60 cost per person. This program is intended for community medical professionals that require certification for their jobs. This class includes a written and a skills test. A two-year certification card is issued. This is a full provider course and may be attended by those seeking first time or renewal certification. Sessions are scheduled for 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

All courses will be held in Lecture Room C (fifth floor) at the Penn State College of Medicine. Advance registration is required; payment will be collected at the session. Certification cards will not be issued without payment.

To register to attend any of these classes, call the CareLine at 800-243-1455.

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Last Updated June 07, 2012