Red Cross offers variety of classes in CPR, first aid
Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled this month at several sites in Anne Arundel County by Central Maryland Red Cross. They include:
Community CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for adult, child and infant. It will be offered in three separate sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and May 20 and 27 at the Glen Burnie Church of Latter-day Saints, 409 Fifth Ave., Glen Burnie. Fee is $35.
Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for adults. Separate sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and May 20 and 27, at the Glen Burnie Mormon church. Fee is $32.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer, designed for those who have a professional duty to respond. It covers the Maryland Emergency Medical Services System, understanding the human body, preventing disease transmission, priorities of care, breathing devices and special resuscitation situations. Skills taught include rescue breathing, obstructed airway, CPR for infants, children and adults, and rescue CPR. It will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 20 at the Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road. Fee is $38.
Community First Aid and CPR, including adult, infant and child CPR certification, first aid, safety and CPR in community and family settings. Sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and May 20 and 27 at the Glen Burnie church. Fee is $38.
Infant and Child CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age 8. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at the church. Fee is $32.
Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, including infant and child CPR certification, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child-care settings. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 27 at the church. Fee is $37.
Baby Sitter's Training, for youths 12 to 15. It includes first aid, choking, child safety, age-appropriate play, nutrition and infant care. State law requires that children younger than 8 be under the care of someone age 13 or older. The 8 1/2 -hour course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday and next. Fee is $35.
All courses are on a first-come basis, and preregistration with payment is required. Information: 410-764-4609.
Arundel Medical Center takes health act to Hill
Anne Arundel Medical Center is one of three Maryland hospitals taking part in a health fair for members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
The other Maryland institutions are Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and Harbor Hospital in Baltimore.
The contingent from AAMC will offer bone-density screening, nutritional screening and breast self-examination instructions.
The event is expected to attract up to 600 workers on Capitol Hill. The event is being held as part of National Hospital Week.
Free stroke screenings at North Arundel Hospital
North Arundel Hospital will offer free stroke screenings from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday in its third-floor conference center.
It will include blood pressure screening, stroke risk assessment, neurological assessment, stroke prevention, nutrition information, and consultations with health-care providers including a neurologist who will evaluate the findings. Promotional items also will be offered.
The screening is open to all area residents and is being held in observance of National Stroke Awareness Month. Information: 410-787-4367.
County has money to fund drug, violence prevention
The county health department's Prevention Services Office is accepting applications from community organizations for funds to develop substance abuse and violence-prevention programs.
Programs to be considered should emphasize activities that include participation of parents, youths, communities, schools and peers. They should promote prevention and knowledge and skills that will reduce substance abuse and violence.
Applications must be postmarked by May 26 or hand-delivered by 4 p.m. on that day to the Department of Health, Prevention Services, Suite A, 407 S. Crain Highway, Glen Burnie, 21061. Fax applications will not be accepted.
Information: Tonya Isaac at 410-222-6725, or www.aahealth.org.
Crohn's/colitis: A support group for people with Crohn's disease and colitis meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Donner Community Health Pavilion in Anne Arundel Medical Center's Medical Park. The meetings are free and open to the public. Information: 410-267-1271.
Adult diabetes: An adult diabetes support group will hold its next meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 24 in the Severn Room at Anne Arundel Medical Center's Medical Park. Individual consultations with a dietitian, a nurse educator, a pharmacist and an exercise physiologist are available and group classes are held at 7 p.m. on Mondays. Information: 410-897-6116.
Epilepsy support group: The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region will hold a meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Information: 410-266-7941.
Joint replacement: Baltimore Hip and Knee Center at North Arundel Hospital offers a joint-replacement support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the hospital's subacute unit. Joint-replacement patients and their families are invited to the free sessions. Reservations are required. Information: 410-787-4367.
Oncology: Harbor Hospital Center sponsors an oncology support group from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays in the North Main conference room. Information: 410-350-3487.