Henry hospital offering CPR course

By Jason A. Smith


Registration is under way, at Henry Medical Center, for a CPR course geared toward health-care workers.

The course is scheduled for Feb. 19 from 9 a.m., to 3:30 p.m.

Vicky Ayers, a community educator at Henry Medical Center, has taught the program since 1980.

"It's really geared for people who are in some sort of health profession, to become certified in CPR," said Ayers. "It covers material such as adult and pediatric CPR, including two-rescuer scenarios and the use of a bag mask."

Ayers said the program will train participants in how to assist choking victims, as well as how to use an automatic defibrillator. The course, she said, includes a written exam and a skills test, and is certified by the American Heart Association.

Henry Medical Center Public Relations Specialist Michelle Nunnally said additional topics covered in the program include stroke and cardiac arrest.

"The course is video based, with instructor-led discussion and simulation," Nunnally said. "Students participate, practice and complete various skills and learning stations."

The class is scheduled to take place in Classroom B of the Henry Medical Center Foundation Education Center. According to Nunnally, the fee to register for the course is $60.

For more details, call the hospital's Community Education Department at (678) 604-1040, or visit the Prevention & Wellness page of Henry Medical Center's web site, www.henrymedical.com.