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Bay offers Heartsaver First Aid and CPR training

ESCANABA — Bay College Training & Development will be offering American Heart CPR training on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. This course is a blended learning format, which provides participants a flexible training solution. Participants complete an online training session at their own pace and schedule and then, attend a hands-on skills session led by a highly trained professional. The benefits of blended learning are training on your own time, can be taken at home or on the go, learning at your own pace, and improved chances of higher performance at the skills session.

Our Heartsaver courses are offered for anyone who works in any non-clinical industry, including manufacturing, education, security, retail, restaurants, sports and for others who need to meet OSHA or specific job requirements. Participants will learn the critical skills needed to respond to and manage choking or a sudden cardiac arrest until emergency help arrives; this includes instruction on how to properly use an AED, or automated external defibrillator. The first aid portion of the training will cover adult and pediatric first aid that includes how to treat bleeding, broken bones, sprains, shock and other first aid emergencies.

According to the American Heart Association, each year there are over 350,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest. The average survival rate is 10%, however, that rate increases to 31% when cardiac arrest is witnessed by a bystander and an AED is used. Knowing how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a vital life skill everyone should have. CPR, if performed immediately and correctly, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

The total cost of the training is $79.50, and requires separate registration for the online training and in-person skills testing. Visit https://mytraining.baycollege.edu to register or call 906-217-4200 for additional information.

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