COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Maury Regional Hospital (MRH) will present two cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) programs on Saturday, October 20 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 given.
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 381.1111, extension 2334.