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fyi - CPR classesoffered for health care professionals

Published January 16. 2010 09:00AM

CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for health care professional certification and card at the West End Fire Co., Route 715, Brodheads-ville.

CPR, is an emergency procedure performed on people suffering cardiac arrest. The purpose of CPR is to provide a continuous flow of oxygen to the lungs and brain until the person regains consciousness. The human brain can only survive an average of five minutes without oxygen, after which time permanent damage is done. By performing CPR on a victim, the rescuer is increasing the chances for a full recovery. However, it is important to remember that CPR alone is rarely enough for person to survive. The true purpose of CPR is to keep the heart pumping and the oxygen flowing until emergency personnel arrive.

To register, contact James DeLancey at (570) 656-7305 or email delancey844@yahoo.com. Seating is limited to 15 participants.

Second Blessings open in Lehighton

Second Blessings, a free clothing ministry at Bethany Evangelical Church, North Street, Lehighton, is still ministering to the needs of those in the Carbon County area with gently used clothing for the whole family. The shop will be open on Monday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Second Blessings is located in Bethany E.C. Church on North St. in Lehighton. For more information, call Kim at (610) 377-2161.

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