Kent County YMCA Offers Community CPR/First Aid Classes

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Kent County YMCA Offers Community CPR/First Aid Classes

Class aim to provide life-saving skills taught by industry professionals
Community CPR/First Aid Classes

WARWICK, RI – February 28, 2020 – The Kent County YMCA will offer an exclusive CPR/First Aid class open to the Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 1 to 2 pm at the Kent County Y in Warwick, Rhode Island.

This one-of-a-kind class, Until Help Arrives, is open to all ages and will be led by Dr. Landon Wood, Emergency Medicine Specialist from Kent County Hospital, and other industry professionals.

“This program will ensure additional training in compression-only CPR, and in the use of tourniquets and bleed control,” said Dr. Landon Wood. “Participants will use compression dummies as well as life-like limbs to practice and master tourniquet use,” mentioned Wood.

“This class will benefit the community especially, as life-threatening emergencies happen fast, and unexpectedly, and emergency responders are not always nearby,” said Kristen Carlson, Operations Director of the Kent County YMCA. “The more of us that know how to help, the better chance there will be to prevent further injury and to potentially save lives until help arrives”, said Carlson.

In an effort to aid those who feel helpless when witnessing a potentially life-threatening situation, this class has been created to teach those in the community about basic life-saving skills in order to act as an asset to the community around them.

Registration for this exclusive class is FREE and open to all. Registrations are now being accepted online, by phone, or simply by stopping by the Y’s Welcome Center.

About the Kent County YMCA

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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Locations: Kent County YMCA
Category: Community Outreach