Columbia-Greene Community College will once again offer the American Heart Association Standard First Aid Course this month, on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This course is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Instructor Stacy Collier-Deieso, M.A., an adjunct instructor at C-GCC, will lead students through all required topics such as recognizing emergencies, prioritizing care, rescue breathing, Adult CPR and wounds.
There are no prerequisites for enrolling in the Standard First Aid Course, and the American Heart Association First Aid/CPR certificate exam is administered at the end of class — a certification valid for two years.
The course fee is $75, and includes all books and supplies. To register, call the Office of Community Services at (518) 828-4181, extension 3342, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This class is not for professional re-certification for EMT First Responders.