Memorial Hospital and Conway Village Fire Dept. to offer Community CPR AED Course

On Wednesday, November 18, Memorial Hospital is offering the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Heartsaver® CPR/AED course at the Conway Village Fire Department from 5:30-9pm. This is a hands-on interactive class that teaches adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, as well as child and infant choking. Upon completion, participants will obtain a certification card from the AHA valid for two years.

This is a course designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who wants or needs the knowledge and a course completion card in CPR and AED use. Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care are included in the instruction.

About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival, yet most Americans don’t know how to perform it.

According to the AHA, anyone can learn CPR. The organization is involved in the training of more than 12 million people every year to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR. More than 85% of cardiac arrests occur in the home so a life saved with CPR is most likely to be someone you know – a spouse, parent, neighbor or friend.

The cost of the program is $25, which includes the Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook and the AHA course card. The session is limited to 25 people. Registration deadline is November 16. These classes sell out and space cannot be reserved without payment at time of registration.

Additional information and online registration is available online at http://tinyurl.com/CPRNOV2015 along with a downloadable PDF form that can be completed and returned with payment. Checks should be made payable to Memorial Hospital and delivered or mailed to Memorial Hospital, 3073 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860, Attention: Barbara Rosman, Nursing Services and Operations. Those wishing to register by phone or receive more information may reach Rosman at 603-356-5461 x2157.

About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, family birthing center, sleep center, wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, and the Miranda Center for Diabetes. Physician practices include primary care and family medicine, women’s health, orthopedics and sports medicine. The Merriman House, a 45-bed nursing home specializing in Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, is also located on the hospital campus. Together, our staff and providers are committed to meeting the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by collaborating with community partners in the delivery of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate, and quality health care.

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