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CPR Training could save lives

Meridian, Miss. - According to the American Red Cross, it takes first responders about eight to twelve minutes to arrive after 911 is called and those precious minutes could mean the difference between life and death.

The Workforce Development Program is offering CPR training to the citizens of Meridian and Lauderdale County. The class is designed to teach participants basic life-saving and CPR skills. Medically trained instructors will cover a wide range of skills in different medical scenarios which include adult and child CPR, and infant CPR.

Director of Workforce Grants and Development, Lucy Lambert, urges the community to consider enrolling in the class to be prepared in the event of a medical emergency.

“Specifically, with CPR, that’s the basic class that we teach according to the American Heart Association guidelines, and those are important whether you need it for work or personal life. If you have elderly family members, if you have sick family members, it’s just important to know those basic life-saving skills should something happen that you could step in and maybe save a life while you’re waiting on an ambulance or other medical attention to arrive,” says Lambert.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a basic life support/CPR wallet card. The classes are offered at the Meridian Community College, Riley Workforce Development Center. For more information about classes offered or to register, please click here.

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