Health Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Red Cross plans classes this month in first aid and CPR

Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for this 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 8 and older. It will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Staton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Edgewater Red Cross; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Staton Community Center; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $37.

First Aid Basics, which trains participants to identify and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries, as well as how 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 Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $35.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR, which trains participants in CPR on adults and children, including rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and one-rescuer CPR. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Edgewater Red Cross; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at Staton Community Center; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at Edgewater Red Cross. 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 in treating life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The seven-hour course will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Edgewater Red Cross; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $42.

Infant and Child CPR, which teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children 8 and younger. The class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd.; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Staton Community Center. 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 at Severna Park United Methodist Church; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at Staton Community Center. Cost: $42.

All courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration with payment is required.

Information: 410-624-2060.

AACC plans orientations for health professions

Anne Arundel Community College will offer health profession orientations this month. The sessions are free and are held at the Florestano Building of the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. They include:

Thursday, 10 a.m., Emergency Medical Technician program orientation, Room 402.

Friday, 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, 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, which 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, a program for people with arthritis, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, in which gentle activities are used to maintain muscle strength, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is not limited to people with arthritis; participants must be ambulatory.

Forever Fit, which 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:

Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., neck and shoulder massages and therapy.

Monday, 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.

Information: 443-755-8773.

N. Arundel Hospital to hold screenings and lectures

North Arundel Hospital is offering the following services:

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

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

Monday, 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.

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

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