September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016
For Immediate Release: Jan. 20, 2016
NORTHAMPTON – Cooley Dickinson’s Professional Development program offers the following health education classes in January, February, and March. For more information or to register call 888-554-4234 or 413-582-2400. To register online, visit www.cooley-dickinson.org/classes.
Heartsaver AED CPR;6–9 pm, $52
As a Heartsaver trained in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), you can improve someone’s chances of surviving a cardiac event.
• Tuesday, Jan. 26
• Tuesday, March 29
NEW: Heartsaver FA/AED/CPR, 9 am–2 pm; $85; (Heartsaver CPR/AED only, 9–11 am, $52; Heartsaver First Aid only 11:30am–2 pm; $40)
This course is designed to meet the training requirements in all 50 states for first aid training. Classroom format is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor. This course teaches first aid basics/medical emergencies/injury emergencies/environmental emergencies for adults and/or children.
• Saturday, Feb. 20
CPR for Health Care Providers, 9–11 am, $62
This class includes full certification for health care providers – nurses, doctors, paramedics – including basic life support, one-and-two-person CPR for adult, child, and infant, and automated external defibrillator; does not include first aid training. Certification is good for two years.
• Saturday, Feb. 6
• Saturday, March 5
CPR Recertification for Health Care Providers, 9 am–noon; $52
• Thursday, Jan. 28
• Thursday, Feb. 11
• Thursday, March 10
Choking Awareness Course, 9–10 am, $20
• Monday, Feb. 15
Sponsored by the Northampton Health Department, the American Heart Association, and Cooley Dickinson, this course is appropriate for anyone who works in the food service industry and wants to learn basic choking relief skills. Completion of the course satisfies 105 CMR 590.001 State Food Code requirements.
Supersitters Course, 9 am–3 pm; $40
Learn babysitting basics in a one-session class for kids ages 12 and up. Students learn strategies for infants – handling, feeding, diapering – as well as fire safety, first aid, when and whom to call for help, if needed, and CPR. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch to class.
• Saturday, March 12
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ALCS) – Full Certification, 8 am–2 pm; $300
This course is designed for health care professionals who respond to adult life threatening emergencies. The course teaches life-saving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader either in an in-hospital or an out-of- hospital setting. Pre-course work is required.
• Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24–25
ACLS – Recertification, 8 am–2 pm; $175
• Wednesday, Jan. 27
• Tuesday, March 22
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Full Certification, 8 am–2 pm; $300
This course is designed for health care professionals who respond to child or infant life threatening emergencies. This course teaches the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader either in an in-hospital or an out-of-hospital setting.
• Wednesday and Thursday, March 2–3
NEW: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Stabilization and Recognition (PEARS)—Full Certification, 8-2pm; $175
This course is for health care professionals who treat critically ill children or infants frequently. The course teaches how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest. The course emphasizes a team approach to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions. To learn more or to inquire about dates, call 413-582-2400.