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Learn CPR, first-aid at Davis trainings

By From page A5 | February 05, 2013

The city of Davis offers several CPR and first-aid trainings, with classes starting this week.

* Dog first aid: This American Red Cross class teaches participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve their dog and how to protect themselves and their dog from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first-aid actions and care.

The fee of $60 includes a dog first-aid textbook and DVD. Pre-registration is required.

The class, open to students age 18 and older, meets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Community Pool Building, 201 E. 14th St. in Davis.

* First aid: This American Red Cross course trains lay responders to recognize and care for a variety of first-aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes; sudden illnesses; head, neck and back injuries; and heat and cold emergencies.

In order to receive certifications, participants must attend and participate in all skills practice and assessment; demonstrate competency in all required skills; and correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions on the written exams. Upon successful completion of course requirements, participants will receive the standard first aid certification, valid for two years.

The class, open to students age 15 and older, meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Community Pool Building, 201 E. 14th St. in Davis. The fee is $60; pre-registration is required.

* Adult and child CPR/AED with infant CPR: This American Red Cross course trains lay responders to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, infants, and children.

Upon successful completion of course requirements, participants will receive certifications in CPR/AED — adult and child (valid for two years) and CPR — infant (two years).

The class, open to students age 15 and older, meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Community Pool Building, 201 E. 14th St. in Davis. The fee is $60; pre-registration is required.

Baby-sitter training with CPR and first aid: The purpose of this American Red Cross course is to provide individuals, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. In addition, students will learn and practice child and infant CPR, rescue breathing, choking rescue, preventing disease transmission and first aid. This course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions.

Participants must be at least 11 years old by the last day of the course. Upon successful completion of course requirements, participants will receive certifications in baby-sitter training, and pediatric CPR and first aid (valid for two years).

The class meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, at the Community Pool Building, 201 E. 14th St. in Davis. The fee is $150; pre-registration is required.

Registration for all of these classes is accepted at the city of Davis Community Services office, 600 A St., Suite C, or online at www.cityofdavis.org. For more information, call 530-757-5626.

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