Lake Regional Health System will provide free infant CPR classes beginning in January 2018.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 7,000 children suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting annually. Most of these cases — 70 percent of them — happen at the child’s home. Sadly, the survival rate for these children is only 6.2 percent.
“Parents and grandparents are among the most important people to be trained in infant CPR and relief of choking,” said Lake Regional’s Elizabeth Evans, R.N., BCLSI-TCF, ACLSI-TCF, who will lead the course. “This training can save lives. Be the difference for the little one you love.”
The infant CPR course is free for parents, soon-to-be parents and grandparents, but registration is required. The course will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every odd month in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. The first class is Jan. 11. For other dates, click here. Please note, this course does not offer certification.
Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming throughout the year, including free health talks on such topics as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit www.lakeregional.com/events.