Health Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Red Cross plans classes next month 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.

They include:

Adult CPR, which teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims eight years and older. It will be offered 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, and ways to control bleeding, minimize the effects of shock, and care for musculoskeletal injuries and sudden illness resulting from heat, cold and other emergencies. The course does not include adult CPR. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $35.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR, which trains participants for CPR on adults and children, 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 a site to be announced 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 treating 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 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 6 at Edgewater; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at a site to be announced; and Jan. 15 at Edgewater. Cost: $42.

Infant and Child CPR, which teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children age 8 and younger. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 and Jan 29 at places to be announced. Cost: $37.

Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, which includes infant and child CPR certification, emphasizes first aid for those who work in child care. 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 first-come, first-served. 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 are held 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.

Registration. 443-481-4000.

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:

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.

Information: 443-755-8773.

N. Arundel Hospital to hold screenings and lectures

North Arundel Hospital is offering the following services:

Special Beginnings offers a class on Breastfeeding Basics from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today 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 tomorrow at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

Jan. 3, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will offer a free dress rehearsal for expecting couple. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings in hospital's main lobby.

Jan. 10, 11 and 12, beginning and intermediate Yoga, Pilates, and Pilates I are classes being offered. Prior experience necessary for Intermediate Yoga and Pilates I. Cost: $30. Registration required. 410-787-4367.

Jan. 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will hold a seminar for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. The seminar will also be held Jan. 17, 24 and 31. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Jan. 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Stroke Support will meet to discuss stroke recovery and prevention., in the lower level of the Tate Center. 410-787-4118.

Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will discuss "Sibling Preparation." Cost is $10 for non center members. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free health fair, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1436 Dorsey Road. 410-787-4367.

Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Free nutritional information for cancer patients, family members and caregivers. Reservations. 410-553-8129.

Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will offer information from the Breastfeeding Support Group. 410-626-8982.

Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joslin Circle will offer information on diabetes management in the Joslin Center, lower level. 410-787-4940.

Jan. 19, 4 p.m., a session of preparation, recovery and benefits of hip and knee replacement, in the Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center, Free. Reservations. 410-553-8282.

Jan. 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., a class on breastfeeding basics will be offered by Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center. Fee is $10 for non-center members. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Watson Pharma, Inc., and Spirit of Women will hold a seminar on women managing physical and self-esteem issues with overactive bladder, female pattern baldness, sexual dysfunction and varicose veins. Reservations. 410-787-4367.

Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free osteoporosis screenings, Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, third floor. Reservations. 410-787-4367.

Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., free cholesterol screenings at Pasadena Senior Center.

Information: hospital public relations department, 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

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