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American Red Cross to Provide First Aid and CPR Certification Course at LIU Post

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Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
516-299-4177

LIU Post and the American Red Cross, one of the most recognizable and trusted names in emergency care, will offer a four-hour First Aid/CPR/AED course this summer for the public. The course will run on Sunday, May 18 and Sunday, August 10 on the LIU Post campus located at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville, New York. The First Aid course will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the CPR/AED class will follow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The program teach skills that participants needed to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

This program covers CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), which describes how to recognize the signs of a cardiac emergency and how to perform CPR; the AED (Automated External Defibrillator), which is an electrical device that provides a shock to the heart when there is a life-threatening arrhythmia present; and First Aid, which helps caregivers identify the signals of common sudden illnesses.

The course fee is $120, which includes an American Red Cross certificate valid for two years. LIU employees will receive a discounted rate. A free refresher course will be offered online six months after the course is taken.

For more information about the First Aid/CPR/AED course or The American Red Cross contact Anne Schubeck at 516-299-2359 or email anne.schubeck@liu.edu.

Posted 04/14/2014

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