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March 4, 2004

CPR Classes Available

One-session CPR training classes, sponsored by the Staff Association Council (SAC) through Pitt’s Student Health Services, are being offered to Pitt employees. All three classes will be held on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in 360 Benedum Hall. Pre-registration and advanced payment are required.

Courses include:
• Health care provider course, March 29. Fee: $30, due March 15.
This course covers adult, child and infant CPR training, coupled with choking response care for those groups and use of the automatic external defibrillator (AED) device. The course is designed primarily for people planning careers in the health care field.

• Heart saver with AED, March 27. Fee: $25, due March 22. The heart saver/AED course covers similar content to the above course, plus proper use of the AED.

• Heart saver, April 3. Fee: $20, due March 29. The heart saver course, designed for lay rescuers, covers adult, child and infant CPR and foreign body airway obstruction.

These three courses also discuss disease and injury prevention, as well as tips for healthy living and heart care. The courses will be taught by certified American Heart Association instructors. All three carry two-year CPR certification.

Participants should bring a bag lunch to the course.

There are two payment options: Deliver a check payable to the University of Pittsburgh to James A. Lyle, 348 Benedum Hall, or pay via credit card. To pay by credit card, call 412/383-1800 and state that payment is for a University of Pittsburgh CPR training class on the appropriate date. Once they have paid, participants then must contact Lyle at 4-6218 to be enrolled officially.

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