Bellin Health to host Super CPR Day

04/17/2009

GREEN BAY — Bellin Health will offer two free classes teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation during its Super CPR Day event on Saturday, April 25.

The adult and child CPR classes will be held in the meeting room at Harmony Café, 1660 W. Mason St., Green Bay (between Toys ‘R Us and Goodwill). Super CPR Day participants, ages 12 and older, may attend the 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. class or the 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. class. Participants in either non-certification class will receive a certificate of participation.

“Being trained in CPR can mean the difference between life and death for your loved ones or someone in need,” said Debbie Leoni, community outreach coordinator for Bellin Health. “The American Heart Association encourages immediate, effective CPR following cardiac arrest to increase a victim’s chances of survival.”

CPR adds critical minutes to a victim’s life by pumping blood and oxygen to vital organs such as the heart, brain and lungs. It also lengthens the time that an electric shock from a defibrillator can be effective.

“CPR can be a vital, life-saving skill that everyone needs to know,” Leoni said. “When your spouse, parent or child’s life is on the line, the training will enable you to act quickly and confidently.”

For more information, call (920) 445-7373 or (888) 758-7373. Registration is required.