Gifford holding Heartsaver CPR certification course

Blueprint Community Health Team now certified to offer American Heart Association courses

Gifford Medical CenterRANDOLPH – Gifford Medical Center’s Blueprint Community Health Team is offering a Heartsaver CPR certification course to the public for the first time.

The course will be held Oct. 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the Randolph hospital’s conference center. Register by Oct. 4 by calling Keith Marino at 728-2499.

Participants will receive hands on training in CPR for infants, children and adults and rescue breathing. The course is designed to provide anyone with the basic skills needed to keep someone alive in the event that his or her breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

“Knowledge is a very important part of being a concerned citizen,” says Marino, a member of Gifford’s Blueprint team, a certified American Heart Association CPR instructor and an emergency medical technician. “If you come upon someone having a heart attack or with a blocked airway, knowing CPR will assist you in saving that person’s life.”

All are welcome to the course. However, space is limited to 12 participants.

Gifford is on Route 12, or 44 South Main Street in Randolph. From South Main Street take Maple Street to the patient parking area. The Conference Center is marked with a green awning or for handicapped accessibility use the main entrance and take the elevator to the first floor.

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