Red Cross plans January classes in first aid and CPR
Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for next month at sites in Anne Arundel County by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland.
Adult CPR, which teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims eight years and older. It is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Jan. 4, Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 8, Edgewater Red Cross; Jan. 8, place to be announced; Jan. 15, Edgewater; Jan. 15., to be announced, and Jan. 29, Edgewater. Cost: $37.
First Aid Basics, which trains participants to identify and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries. They will learn how to control bleeding, minimize the effects of shock, and care for musculoskeletal injuries and sudden illness due to heat and cold and other emergencies. This course does not include Adult CPR. The class will be held from Jan. 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $35.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR, a comprehensive course which trains participants for CPR on adult, infant and child victims, including rescue breathing, clearing obstructed airway and one-rescuer CPR. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 8 at Edgewater; Jan. 15 at the place to be named and Jan. 29 at Edgewater. Cost: $42.
Adult CPR and First Aid Basics, which teaches rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and performing one-rescuer CPR on victims age 8 and older. The course also includes first aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The course will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 4 and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 6 at Edgewater; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at a place to be named; and Jan. 15, Edgewater. Cost: $42.
Infant and Child CPR, which teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age eight. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at a place to be determined, and Jan 29, at a place to be named. Cost: $37.
Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, a course that includes infant and child CPR certification, emphasizes first aid for those who work in child care settings. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 22 and 29, at places to be announced. Cost: $42.
All courses are filled on a first-come basis, and pre-registration with payment is required. Information: 410-624-2060.
AACC plans orientations for health professions
Anne Arundel Community College will offer health professions orientations next month. The sessions are free and offered at the Florestano Building of the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. They include:
Jan. 6, 10 a.m., Emergency Medical Technician Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 7, 10 a.m., Patient Care Technician/Geriatric Nursing Assistant Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 11, 10 a.m., Radiologic Technology Program Orientation, Room 418.
Jan. 12, 5 p.m., Emergency Medical Technician Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 13, noon, Human Services Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 13, 4 p.m., Pharmacy Technician Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Radiologic Technology Program Orientation, Room 418.
Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Therapeutic Massage Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 24, 10 a.m., Physical Therapist Assistant Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 26, 10 a.m., LPN to RN Upward Mobility Program Orientation, Room 402.
Jan. 26, 5 p.m., Nursing (registered nurse) Program Orientation, Room 101.
Jan. 27, p.m., Medical Assisting Program Orientation, Room 114.
Medical center will offer February exercise classes
Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer exercise programs in conjunction with Major Changes Inc. beginning in February:
Joints in Motion is a gentle program for before and after joint-replacement surgery and for those experiencing joint, muscular, cardiovascular or neuromuscular limitations. From noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Stretch, Tone and Balance begins with a full-body warm-up and progresses with toning exercises and the use of hand-held resistance equipment. From noon to 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
PACE is a program for people with arthritis, developed by the Arthritis Foundation. Gentle activities are used to maintain muscle strength. The program is not limited to people with arthritis; participants must be ambulatory. From 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Forever Fit offers low-impact aerobics, light toning and gentle stretching exercises for mature people. From 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
All classes will be held on second floor of the Sajak Pavilion, on the center's main campus.
Free screenings, exhibits planned at Arundel Mills
North Arundel Hospital will offer free screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Entrance 4 and Jillian's:
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.
Jan. 3, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and anemia screenings, and story time for parents and children, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 4, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., discussion on diabetes meter checkup.
Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., blood pressure screenings.
Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., neck and shoulder massages and therapy.
Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
Jan. 11, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.
Jan. 12, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on colon cancer; 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., cancer risk assessments, and 9 a.m. to noon, cholesterol screenings.
Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon, back screenings.
Jan. 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., neck and back screenings.
Jan. 17, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., County Department of Aging will offer information on its services and answer questions.
Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.
Jan. 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., blood pressure screenings.
Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
Jan 25, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
Jan. 27, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., hospital's Human Resources Department will hold a job fair.
Jan. 28, 8 a.m., in the Food Court, the hospital and Mills Milers Walking Program will celebrate the group's fourth anniversary.
N. Arundel Hospital to hold screenings and lectures
North Arundel Hospital is offering the following services:
A Stroke Support Group meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center. 410-787-4118.
Joslin Circle, a diabetes support group, will discuss diabetes management from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level. 410-787-4940.
Joint School, a session on the preparation, recovery and benefits of hip- and knee-replacement surgery, will be at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center.
Blood pressure screenings will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Center, Holy Grounds Youth Center, Severna Park.
Special Beginnings offers a class on Breastfeeding Basics from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21 at the hospital. The cost is $10 for nonmembers. Reservations: 410-626-8982.
Blood pressure screenings will be given from 8:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 22 at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.