NORFOLK – The American Red Cross will be sponsoring several training sessions through Northeast Community College (NCC). The part in-person, part online training will be available on Saturday, July 25. The online portion of the training must be completed before the in-person portion on Saturday.
From 8 – 11 a.m. the American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED class is offered. This will teach those in the class how to respond to adult or child cardiac and breathing emergencies. This course will help people determine if advanced medical care is needed. The online portion will help people gain knowledge about adult and child CPR while also previewing what skills will be learned for the in-person session. The cost of the class is $44.
From 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. there will be an Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR class offered. Along the lines of the other CPR class, this course will additionally teach participants appropriate first aid responses. Much like the other course, the online portion will introduce knowledge needed to give appropriate first aid care and preview the necessary skills. This class costs $69.
The American Red Cross Basic Life Support Class is offered from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday. This class teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients experiencing respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, airway obstruction, and opioid overdose. In life-threatening scenarios, caregivers need to act swiftly and promptly. This course will teach people high-quality care while integrating skills, critical thinking, and problem solving to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. This course costs $54.
The American Red Cross First Aid course will be available from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This course will help people respond to first aid emergencies. This class teaches knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person. Also, this class teaches people to decide whether advanced medical care is needed for these situations. Knowledge-based aspects of first aid will be covered in the online portion. The skills needed for the in-person course will be previewed online. This course costs $54.
All of the classes will be held at the Arlo Wirth Building in Room 101 at NCC in Norfolk. Ethan Larson will instruct. Details regarding the online sessions will be emailed to people upon registration.
To register for the aforementioned classes, call NCC at 402-844-7063. NCC is located at 801 East Benjamin Avenue in Norfolk.