CPR, first aid courses to be held next month at sites...

HEALTH NOTES

April 24, 2001

CPR, first aid courses to be held next month at sites across county

Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for next month at several sites in Anne Arundel County by Central Maryland Red Cross. They include:

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for victims ages 8 and older. The fee is $33.

It is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 1 at the Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Glen Burnie Church of Latter-day Saints, 409 Fifth Ave.; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 22 at 4408 Llewellyn Ave., Fort Meade.

Community CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for adult, child and infant. The fee is $37.

It will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Glen Burnie church, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at Fort Meade.

Community first aid and CPR, including adult, infant and child CPR certification, first aid, safety and CPR in community and family settings. The fee is $40.

Classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Glen Burnie; and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Fort Meade.

Adult CPR and first aid basics, with rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway, and one-rescuer CPR on victims ages 8 and older. It also includes first aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness.

The two-day, $37 course will meet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 1 and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 3 at the Edgewater Red Cross, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 22 and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 24 at Fort Meade.

Infant and child CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age 8. The classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at Edgewater. The fee is $33.

Infant and child CPR and first aid, including infant and child CPR certification, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child-care settings. The class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 26 at the Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $38.

Baby sitter's training, an interactive program for youths ages 11 to 15, giving them knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants through primary school-age children. It includes reacting to emergencies and sudden illness, playing with and supervising children, and how to interview for a job. Although the class is intended for children as young as age 11, the Red Cross noted that state law requires children younger than age 8 to be in the care of someone 13 or older.

The two-day course, which costs $37, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 and 19 at Fort Meade.

All courses are offered on a first-come basis, and pre-registration with payment is required. Information: 410-764-4609.

Hearing, vision tests set for pupils new to schools

Anne Arundel Health Department has scheduled mandatory hearing and vision screenings of children entering county public and nonpublic schools, and third- and eighth-graders.

Testing, which is also being conducted at nurseries and child care centers, is available to home-schooled children through area public schools they would have attended.

Schools scheduled for screenings this week include Calvary Baptist Church Academy and Community Christian Preschool today and tomorrow, Community Christian Preschool and St. Phillip Neri School on Thursday, and St. Phillip Neri School on Friday. Scheduled next week are Creative Gardens-Crofton and Heritage Learning Center on Monday. Children are screened for vision or hearing problems that could impair performance in school. Parents are notified by mail if a problem is detected and are advised to contact the child's doctor for further testing and advice.

Information: Anna M. Edwards or Kathy Haskell, 410-222-6838.

Pupils win Baysox tickets in anti-tobacco contest

The Bowie Baysox's costumed mascot, Louie, is scheduled to visit Broadneck Elementary School this afternoon to present free tickets to its pupils - among the winners of a Tobacco-Free Kids Week contest sponsored by the county Health Department's Learn to Live cancer-prevention campaign.

The entire student body at Broadneck signed pledges promising not to smoke, winning passes to the May 5 game - designated as Anne Arundel County Tobacco-Free Kids Day. Other winners are St. James Apostolic Church in Glen Burnie, Annapolis Family and Youth Center and Girl Scout Troop 1237 in Millersville.

In addition to free admission, the winners will participate in a pregame parade and be led by a Baysox player in a pledge not to smoke.

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