COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Maury Regional Hospital (MRH) will present two cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) programs on Saturday, May 17 in the hospital’s Auxiliary Conference Room. The first class will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; and the second class from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jackie Miles, clinical educator at MRH, will lead the program.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure
for a person whose heart has stopped or who no longer
is breathing. According to the American Heart Association,
about 75 to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac
arrests happen at home; so being trained to perform
CPR can mean the difference between life and death for
a loved one. Statistics show that CPR can double a victim's
chance of survival by maintaining vital blood flow to
the heart and brain until more advanced care can be
While this is not a certification course, participants will learn the basics in adult, child and infant CPR, and how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine. The cost is $10 per person and class size is limited to 40 participants. To register, call MRH at 931.381.1111, extension 2334.