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Upcoming CPR/AED Class: Oct. 29th
Upcoming CPR/AED Class: Oct. 29th

Learn to Save a LIFE!!!

The next CPR/AED class will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7 PM in De Sales Hall. This is a class for non-health care professionals. There are no prerequisites or reading before the class. There is no exam! You must be in good health, able to perform cardiac compressions, and free from communicable diseases to take the class. The course fee of $ 50 will be remitted the evening of the class. If you would like to sign up for this class contact Mary Ellen Estes.

An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a lightweight and battery powered piece of medical equipment that can be potentially lifesaving. An AED is used to treat ventricular fibrillation, the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest. Anyone is a potential victim of sudden cardiac arrest, man or woman, young or old. Survival of a sudden cardiac arrest is related to how quickly a victim is defibrillated. AED units are seen in most public places such as libraries, swimming pools, airports, shopping malls... and OLGC.

OLGC has five AED units located in the following areas:
  • Narthex of the Church (close to De Sales Hall)
  • St. Joseph Center (in the stairwell going up to the second floor)
  • School outside the Health Clinic (close to the main entrance)
  • School outside the gym
  • 2nd floor of the School by the elevator close to the resource and math rooms
These AED units are only lifesaving if people are trained in CPR and AED use. Trained responders are the key to potentially saving another person's life. You too can be a life saver!