Lake District Hospital hosted a free Heartsaver CPR and First Aid class on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The class was open to children ages 10-18 and taught basic first aid skills, such as how to properly stop and apply a bandage if someone has heavy bleeding. The kids also learned CPR and received a booklet courtesy of the American Heart Association detailing what they learned in the class.
The Hospital sponsors a CPR and First Aid Class several times a year, including in the summer right after school gets out. The class is a fun way to spend some time with familiar people while learning valuable skills that could save a life one day.
“Due to the holidays we knew it would probably be a small crowd, but I love how many kids we did have turnout,” Coordinator Abby Finetti said. “All of the kids that came out knew each other, which always makes it fun.”
According to the CPR.heart.org website, 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes, but 46 percent of people experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help they need before professional help arrives.
For more information contact Finetti at 541-947-2114.