Monday, March 28, 2011

CP(t)R(aining)

You're at work, you pass your colleague's office, he's passed out on the floor - what do you do?!?! You call 911 - now what?? If only you knew CPR!

Be prepared by taking advantage of free CPR classes given by Stamford EMS at First County Bank in Stamford and Darien. Starting on April 2nd and running through May 14th, you can take advantage of free hands-only cardio pulmonary resuscitation courses. What's so great about CPR, you say? It can help keep a patient's blood flowing when their heart has given out. If someone goes into cardiac arrest away from professional medical care, the odds of survival may be double or triple if they have the help of CPR. This version does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, and is just as affective.

Training is between 9am and noon at the following locations on the following dates:

- April 2: 275 Hope Street in Stamford
- April 9: 2950 Summer Street in Stamford
- April 16: 1042 High Ridge Road in Stamford
- April 23: 1110 Hope Street in Stamford
- April 30: 1980 West Main Street in Stamford
- May 7: 637 Shippan Avenue in Stamford
- May 14: 1006 Post Road in Darien

Join in and gain the tools to save a life!

(photo from energetic omphalos, flickr.com)

2 comments:

Beth said...

This looks great and I'm very interested. I followed the links and didn't find anything specific about these free CPR classes. Do you know if we need to reserve a spot and if so, how should one go about doing that?

StamfordNotes said...

Hi Beth! Yeah, it's tricky to link to these because each event is posted separately. If you go to the First County Bank site and enter "CPR" in the search field, results will show each of them. Here is an example:

http://firstcountybank.com/cpr-demonstration-training-glenbrook-branch

The link says registration isn't required and it's free of charge.

Hope that helps :-)