Red Cross schedules CPR and first aid classes next month
Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for next month at several sites in Anne Arundel County by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. They include:
Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims 8 and older. Courses are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 at Edgewater; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Edgewater; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd. Cost: $37.
First Aid Basics, training participants to identify and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries, including how to control bleeding, minimize the effects of shock, and care for muscular skeletal injuries and sudden illness due to heat and cold and other emergencies. This course does not include Adult CPR. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at Severna Park United Methodist Church. Cost: $35.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR, teaching CPR for use with adult, infant and child victims. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4 at Edgewater. Cost: $42.
Adult CPR and First Aid Basics, teaching rescue breathing, how to clear an obstructed airway, and how to perform one-rescuer CPR on victims 8 and older. Course also includes first aid basics on treating life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at Edgewater and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Severna Park. Cost: $42.
Infant and Child CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age 8. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 at Severna Park and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis. Cost: $37.
Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child care settings and including infant and child CPR certification. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at Severna Park and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at Annapolis. Cost: $42.
All courses are on a first-come basis, and pre-registration with payment is required.
North Arundel has exhibits, screenings at Arundel Mills
North Arundel Hospital will offer screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Jillian's and entrance 4:
Today, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.
Monday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
Hospital has lectures, screenings, support group
North Arundel Hospital will offer screenings, educational exhibits and other events at various locations in the county:
Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joslin Circle, a diabetes support group. Meets to discuss issues regarding diabetes at Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level. 410-787-4940.
Tomorrow, 4 p.m., free educational session on preparation for hip and knee replacement surgery, recovery and benefits at Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Cancer Center. Reservations. 410-553-8282.
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., blood pressure screenings at the Community Center, Holy Grounds Youth Center, Severna Park.
Medical center expands blood donation schedule
The Anne Arundel Medical Center Blood Donor Center has announced an expanded appointment schedule.
The blood bank will be open for appointments:
Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesdays from 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. (evening hours by appointment).
Wednesdays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (evening hours by appointment).
Thursdays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
The donor center is on Level 1 of the Acute Care Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway. To make an appointment, call 443-481-4215 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.