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Great River Health Systems offers infant and child CPR class

June 1, 2013

Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give your child. The goal of this class is to insure adequate instruction and practice so participants can calmly and effectively react when a baby or young child requires emergency care for breathing or choking problems.

This free class is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. It is open to parents, grandparents, older siblings and baby-sitters. Registration is required.

The class includes:

·  Demonstration and practice of what to do for a choking infant and child

·  Discussion of feelings family members have about performing CPR on their own children

·  Preparing your home for an emergency

·  Step-by-step demonstration and practice of CPR on “Resusci-baby” and “Resusci-child”

To register for a class or to get more information, please call Great River Corporate Education at 319-768-4070 or toll-free at 866-297-9516, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also may register online at www.GreatRiverMedical.org/events.