February 4, 2020by GPYMCA
PROVIDENCE, RI – February 1, 2020 – The East Side/Mount Hope YMCA will offer CPR/First Aid classes to the community provided by the American Safety and Health Institute.

Registration is open to all. Those interested can register in person at the East Side/Mount Hope YMCA or register online at www.YCPR.org. Classes will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10 am-noon and on Monday, July 13, 2020, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Fees are $45 for Y members, $90 for community members. Registrants would have to complete an initial training module before attending their first class by providing a valid email address at the time of registration. CPR/First Aid certificate is valid for two years.

The benefits of obtaining a CPR/First Aid certification provides individuals the ability to help someone in need, whether it be a family member, a loved one, or simply a stranger on the street. “Our community needs to be prepared to act when emergencies happen,” said Barbara Vincent, Executive Director of the East Side/Mount Hope YMCA.

According to the American Heart Association, 70% of Americans feel helpless to act in a cardiac emergency because they do not know how to perform CPR or their CPR training has significantly lapsed i. “It could be you who saves a life. Learn CPR and First Aid,” said Barbara. It is never too late to learn a life-saving skill.

About the YMCA of Greater Providence

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility with a mission of nurturing the potential of children and families, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at https://ymcagreaterprovidence.org.

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i American Heart Association. (2019). Hands-Only CPR. Retrieved from https://cpr.heart.org/-/media/cpr-files/courses-and-kits/hands-only-cpr/handsonly-cpr-faqs-ucm_494175.pdf?la=en&hash=009E6BFEC0F6A4DE6A579703DBD55321EE3D175D