MACOMB, Ill. – McDonough District Hospital will offer a Community First Aid class on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. in the MDH Auditorium (lower level) at MDH, and a Community CPR class on Tuesday, February 11, at 6 p.m. in the MDH Auditorium.
The First Aid course covers injury assessment, various medical situations, and safety and injury prevention. Learn up-to-date first aid knowledge that will help individuals respond appropriately and confidently to an emergency that could save a life. The class will cover adult, child, and infant first aid techniques.
The First Aid classes offered at MDH follow the American Heart Association guidelines and focus on remaining calm, performing proper first aid techniques, and obtaining medical assistance.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is a life-saving technique used if someone would choke, stop breathing, or experience cardiac arrest. This class offers adult, child, and infant techniques for CPR and obstructed airway. Instruction for the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) will also be covered.
Pre-registration and a $50 fee are required for both courses. A minimum of 10 participants are necessary for each class to be held. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone having special needs should give advance notice when pre-registering for the course. For more information or to register, please contact MDH Outreach Services at (309) 836-1584. To learn more about MDH Community Classes, visit www.MDH.org.