Bay Offers First Aid, CPR/AED Training
Bay College Training & Development (MTEC) will be offering First Aid, CPR/AED training on Monday, February 4 from 9 am – 4 pm. This course is designed for those who want to learn the skills, but are not required to obtain certification in CPR for employment. This course is suitable for daycare providers, coaches, production workers, church staff, the general public and other non-healthcare professionals. Participants will learn the critical skills needed to respond to and manage choking or a sudden cardiac arrest until emergency help arrives; this includes instruction on how to properly use an AED, or automated external defibrillator. The first aid portion of the course will cover adult and pediatric first aid that includes how to treat bleeding, broken bones, sprains, shock and other first aid emergencies.
According to the American Heart Association, each year there are over 350,000 cases of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. The average survival rate is 10%, however, that rate increases to 31% when cardiac arrest is witnessed by a bystander and an AED is used. Cindy Plourde, Registered Nurse and Bay College CPR Instructor, comments, “Knowledge of basic first aid can make the difference between life and death. Knowing how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a vital life skill everyone should have. CPR, if performed immediately and correctly, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.”
The cost of the training is $85, and includes a mask and the required manual. To register or view all course offerings, visit the Bay College Training and Development web page. For questions or more information, call 906-217-4200.