Bothwell Regional Health Center will offer a CPR and first aid class for the community on Saturday, September 8.

Bothwell says the CPR class will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the first aid portion following from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both classes will be conducted in the Bothwell Education Center, located at 600 E. 14th Street.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about providing CPR to an adult, child or infant, as well as how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on adults and children older than 1 year.

Students in the first aid component can learn basic first aid and other skills to use during medical and injury emergencies.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn CPR and first aid, including corporate and retail employees, security, law enforcement, health and fitness staff, and those who need a completion card in CPR, AED or first aid, according to a press release from Bothwell.

The class is described as a credentialed program and includes a skills test., however Bothwell noted the course does not meet the needs of healthcare providers requiring certification. The course curriculum is provided by the American Heart Association.

The cost of the class is $35.00 for CPR/AED or first aid, or $50.00 for both the CPR/AED and first-aid components.

Preregistration is required and can be completed by contacting Community Outreach Coordinator Melissa Boeschen at 827-9138.

Bothwell noted that class size is limited.

Kurt Parsons