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Campus Recreation offering life-preserving technique classes

OHIO faculty, staff, students and Athens community encouraged to obtain certifications

Ohio University Campus Recreation is offering classes to provide the knowledge and confidence to perform life-preserving CPR-AED and First Aid techniques in the event of an emergency. Every Wednesday through April 12, classes will be held in the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center Meeting Rooms for anyone who desires to obtain CPR-AED and First Aid Red Cross certifications in one four-hour class.

CPR-AED and First Aid certifications are required by some employers and may allow you to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest or emergency. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, utilizes chest compression and rescue breathing methods to restore oxygen and preserve life until medical professionals arrive on the scene. AED training will give you the knowledge to use an Automated External Defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest, and First Aid training allows you to assist in providing care until medical professionals arrive.

Classes take place each Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and are open to OHIO faculty, staff, students and Athens community members for $60 per person. In addition, Campus Recreation will travel to you to certify your group or office. The cost is $200 per class plus $30 per person participating. Register today at www.recshop.ohio.edu.  

For more information, contact Nick Brigati at brigati@ohio.edu or call 740-593-9909.

The Department of Campus Recreation provides quality, inclusive recreation experiences designed to positively impact the intellectual and personal development of OHIO students and the vitality of the OHIO community.

This article was provided by Ohio University Campus Recreation.