Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR, Sept. 7

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Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications, 509-577-5051

Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR
Sept. 7, 2016

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under 1 year of age. Being prepared for such an emergency can make all the difference.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an opportunity for parents and caregivers of infants to learn when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR and how to care for an infant who’s choking. The class is Sept. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial’s Community Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5 per person.

This is not a CPR 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 509-248-7322 or visit the Classes and Events page at yakimamemorial.org.

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Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR, May 19

 

Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR

May 19, 2016

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. Being prepared for such an emergency can make all the difference.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an opportunity for parents and caregivers of infants to learn when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR and how to care for an infant who’s choking. The class is May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial’s Community Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5 per person.

This is not a CPR 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 509-248-7322 or visit the Classes and Events page at yakimamemorial.org.

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Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR, January 21

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. Being prepared for such an emergency can make all the difference.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an opportunity for parents and caregivers of infants to learn when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR and how to care for an infant who’s choking. The class is January 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial’s Community Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5 per person.

This is not a CPR 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 509-248-7322 or visit the Classes and Events page at yakimamemorial.org.

Learn About Infant CPR

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

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. For more information, visit yakimamemorial.org.