Holly Tull and Teresa Posada of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital discussed the importance of learning infant CPR – as well as the opportunity to learn at a class Memorial is offering – during an appearance May 13, 2013 on KIT 1280.
Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. For that reason, everyone who is going to be a caregiver for an infant – parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or babysitter – should learn to recognize when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR, and how to care for an infant who’s choking.
The Memorial course provides current CPR instructions and information about recommendations that may have changed since you last learned CPR.
In a class, you’ll learn the proper techniques for breathing, chest thrusts, back blows, and more. 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.
This class does not meet necessary requirements for certification for childcare providers, but it is good training for caregivers.
The class is $5 per person, due at the time of class, or you can prepay online. You do not need to preregister.
Stop by and learn infant CPR:
Thursday, May 15
Memorial’s Community Education Center
2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima
To register, call 509-248-7322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit yakimamemorial.org.