Community CPR course offered at Chestertown hospital

CHESTERTOWN — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s next “Saving Lives Together: CPR Basics for Community Heroes” non-certification course will be held here from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.

The course is offered quarterly, in-person at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St.

There is no cost, but registration is required.

Led by Sandra Wilson-Hypes, health educator for University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, the course will offer training in the lifesaving technique of CPR, which can be used to revive someone who has suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing.

Wilson-Hypes said the course “embraces a proactive approach toward community health.”

The class is open to all.

Family members and caretakers are encouraged to participate.

You can register online at umshoreregional.org/health-education; click on the date(s) of the course you wish to attend in the calendar provided.

The course also will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 24; and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Community CPR classes are beneficial for many reasons, including:

• Learning CPR equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate assistance in emergency situations.

• Having more community members trained in CPR means there are more responders available in case of emergencies, which can improve outcomes.

Knowing what to do in an emergency situation can make a difference and save lives.

• Empowering community members to take action in emergency situations.

• Improving safety measures within the home.

Learning CPR can prepare community members to respond effectively to emergencies involving family members, friends and loved ones.

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown is part of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health network, which is a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System.

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