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  • Life Support Classes at the Lifespan Community Training Center

  • Lifespan Community Health Institute Training Center offers several life support training programs both for the general public and for health care providers. There is a fee for participating in some of these programs.

    • Health Care Provider Certification and Re-certification Classes
      Designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physicians' assistants, nursing students, nurses' aides, medical or nursing assistants and other allied health personnel. 

    • Heartsaver CPR Classes
      Designed for employees in the workplace, daycare employees, babysitters, firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, and any other personnel who may have a need to respond to an emergency.

    • Heartsaver AED Classes
      These classes will teach participants how to perform CPR and use an AED (automated external defibrillator). The class covers adult and child CPR and use of an AED. An American Heart Association course completion card, valid for two years, will be issued upon completion of the course.

    • CPR for Family & Friends
      Designed for school children, family members of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death and other people who want to learn rescue skills for loved ones.

    • Teaching Students to Save Lives
      This is a free, 45-minute class on emergency cardiac care for school children. Kids participating in the program will:
      • Practice CPR on a mannequin
      • Use an automated external defibrillator (AED) training model
      • The program will also cover basics of CPR, what an AED is and how to use it, what to do when someone is choking, the signs of a heart attack and stroke, and when to call 911.

        For more information and to schedule a free class for your school, call Marianne Stepanian, RN at 401-444-8009, ext. 8063.

        Lifespan Community Health Institute Training Center also offers the HiTECH Heart Program, which expands on the concepts in the Teaching Students to Save Lives program.