Infant CPR classes offered at Memorial

 Infant CPR classes offered at Memorial

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) isn’t just for adults. Sometimes the tiniest of people—infants—need CPR too. Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. If you care for a baby up to 1 year old, taking an infant CPR course could be a literal lifesaver. If you have a pool, live near water or care for an infant who’s at high risk for heart or lung failure, this training is especially important.
Even if you know adult CPR, you need separate training for infants because some of the steps and methods are different.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an infant CPR course on Thursday evening. This course provides current CPR instructions and information as recommendations change.

Why are these skills so crucial?

You will get experience practicing these emergency techniques. And studies have shown that the more people practice, the more confident they are in a true emergency.

In a class, you’ll learn the proper techniques for breathing, chest thrusts, back blows, and more.

Does this class meet necessary requirements for certification for childcare providers?

No. But it is good training for caregivers to have in the home setting.

What does it cost?

The class is $5 per person, due at the time of class, or you can prepay online.

Do I need to preregister?

No.

When and where?

Thursday, September 10

6:30-8 p.m.

Memorial’s Community Education Center

2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima

To register, call 509-248-7322 or email teresaposada@yvmh.org.

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