Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR

May 15, 2014

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of injury death for babies under the age of 1. But parents and caregivers of infants can gain the confidence to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations by learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an educational class to teach parents and caregivers to recognize when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to perform CPR and how to deal with a choking situation. The class is May 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Ave., Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5.00 per person.

This is not a certification class. But knowing how to respond in the first few minutes of an emergency – before professional help arrives – can mean the difference between life and death. If you are the parent or caregiver of an infant, learn infant CPR!

For more information, call 248-7322.

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