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PCC instructor providing CPR and First Aid Certification

20 June 2016

Pratt Community College and instructor Mike Jackson are coming together to offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid certification through the American Heart Association on campus.

Jackson has been teaching certification classes for 15 years the last five of which have been through the American Heart Association. Jackson is offering several different types of classes depending on the need of the individual or group who wants to earn certification.

Heartsaver CPR is a course that teaches adult CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, as well as how to relieve choking in an adult. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. Infant and child modules are optional.

Heartsaver First Aid is a course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, and other first aid emergencies.

Jackson also provides Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for those who require it for it for the workplace, including healthcare. A BLS certification teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. This course is for the health care provider, persons moving from a Certified Nurse Aid to a Registered Nurse and anyone in the medical profession.

To learn more about becoming certified in CPR and First Aid you can contact Jackson by visiting prattcc.edu/CPRcertification. From there you can submit a request for a one-on-one or group class that is geared toward your specific needs.