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A special event sponsored by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce offering Heartsaver CPR/AED training was held Feb. 16 at the Middlefield Community Center. With 10,000 cardiac arrests annually in the workplace, trained individuals have the potential to save thousands of lives. Immediate CPR and use of an AED can double, or even triple, survival rates. The initials CPR stand for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the initials AED stand for automated external defibrillator, both proven life-saving methods.

Two instructors from UH Hospitals Chardon Medical Center taught this American Heart Association (AHA) certified class. 100 percent classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience. A two- year certificate was issued for proof of completion of the class.

Heartsaver CPR/AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children and infants. This course teaches skills with the American Heart Association’s esearch-proven ractice-while-watching echnique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide eedback, nd guide the students’ learning of skills.

Because of the success of this training opportunity in the community, the Chamber plans to offer this class on an annual basis and will announce the training as it is scheduled. Contact Lynnette at mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com for more information.  

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