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Beebe Healthcare to offer free community CPR classes


As part of Beebe Healthcare’s mission to encourage healthy living and prevent illness, educators will be providing free community CPR classes.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is carried out when a person’s heart stops or fails to supply enough oxygen and blood flow to the tissues of the body. Studies have shown if CPR is started within a few minutes, the person has a better chance of survival without serious damage to the brain or other organs.

The classes will be held at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Center in Lewes for non-medical members of the community. The class includes facilitation by a trained volunteer and a small reference book. This is not a full-certification CPR class and cards are not issued.

The course teaches adult hands-only CPR, child CPR, infant CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED) use, and what to do when someone is choking. The course is a combination of video lecture and hands-on practice with mannequins.

“This class will teach the basics of CPR, which will allow more residents to know what to do in a situation where a person may be in cardiac arrest,” said Julia Bayne, RN, Clinical Educator at Beebe Healthcare. “Knowing the basics and taking action can help save a person’s life while emergency responders are on their way.”

While the class is free, a reservation is required. Each class has 16 seats and will last about two hours. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (302) 645- 3248 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at Beebe Healthcare.