This class is great for members of the general public interested in learning this life-saving skill. Class members are generally new parents, grandparents, babysitters, neighbors, and friends who encourage others to participate. No medical background is needed. The cost for this class is $25 a person.
The classes are a part of the American Heart Association’s training and will cover:
- Adult hands-only CPR with breaths
- Child and infant CPR
- Adult and child AED use
- Mild and severe airway block
- Hands-on practice of all techniques
Also offered that same day from 10:00 to 11:00 am is the HeartCode® BLS Skills Check-off. This course, also held at the Joplin Public Library, is appropriate for those who have completed the HeartCode® BLS online course. The cost for this class is $20 a person.
Register for these and future CPR classes at here, under “Adult Programs.” CPR classes will also be offered in November and December.
Preregistration and pre-payment are required to attend either of these classes. Participants can complete these steps by going to the Joplin Parks registration website of their online catalog. Classes are listed under the Adult Programs division of the registration site. Citizens can also call the Health Department at 417.623.6122, ext. 1258 for more information.
Joplin Health Department
417.623.6122, ext. 1256