What do you do if someone’s heart stops beating? What do you do if someone is choking and cannot breathe? What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
If you want the members of your troop or venture crew to know what to do, in the event of these emergencies, and to be able to do it you can sign up your unit to take the American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid/CPR/AED course now offered by Knox Trail Council.
What you and the members of your troop or crew learn in this course could mean the difference between life and death for a family member, a friend, or anyone in your community.
Topics covered in this course include;
• What to do before giving care
• Cardiac Emergencies and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
• How to deal with Breathing Emergencies
• First Aid for sudden illnesses, external bleeding, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints
The ARC First Aid/CPR/AED course takes three (3) hours. Most of this time involves individual hands-on practice doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automatic external defibrillation (AED) training device. The per person cost for those registered with the BSA is only $25, for those not registered with the BSA, the cost is $50. Because of a special agreement between the American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America, this is a lower cost per person than would be the case in an ARC public CPR course.
Knox Trail Council will offer two open-to-all sessions Tuesday, October 7 6-9:30 PM, and Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Both sessions will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at White Lodge, Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury, MA.