Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

December 02, 2003

American Red Cross offers CPR, first aid classes in countyCourses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for this month at several sites in Anne Arundel County by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. They include:

Adult CPR: Teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims age 8 and older. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Stanton Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, and Dec. 13 and 20 at Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road, Edgewater. Cost is $35.

Adult, infant and child CPR: Provides training for use with victims of all ages in a variety of emergency situations, including how to perform rescue breathing, clear an obstructed airway and perform one-rescuer CPR. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 in Edgewater. Cost is $40.

First-aid basics: Course trains participants to identify and care for victims of illness and sudden injury such as bleeding, shock, musculoskeletal injuries, poisoning and heat and cold injuries. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 6922 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie. Cost is $35.

Adult CPR and first aid basics: Learn rescue breathing, how to clear an obstructed airway and how to perform one-rescuer CPR on victims age 8 and older. Course also includes first-aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Severna Park, and Dec. 13 in Edgewater. Cost is 40.

Infant and child CPR: Teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Edgewater. Cost is $35.

Infant and child CPR and first aid: Includes infant and child CPR certification, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child care settings. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Edgewater. Cost is $40.

Crime avoidance training: Interactive training focuses on empowering individuals to take responsibility for their safety. The class, organized around a typical day, covers security awareness, tough-target strategies, safety on the move, using an automated teller machine safely and responding to threatening situations. Instructors will come to a facility, group or organization at a time convenient for the group. A minimum of 10 people is required. Fee is $9.95 per person. Information: 410-764-7000, Ext. 7235, or mbrooks@arc-cmc.org.

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

North Arundel Hospital plans health screenings

North Arundel Hospital will offer free screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Jillian's and entrance No. 4:

Today, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., neck and shoulder massages, with information about massage therapy; 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Monday, 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Dec. 10, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on colon cancer; 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., information on diabetes; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., cholesterol screenings. No appointment necessary.

Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on genetics and cancer; 10 a.m. to noon, back screenings.

Dec. 15, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county Department of Aging will provide information about its services and answer questions.

Dec. 16, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., lung capacity.

Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Hospital expands hours for blood donations

Anne Arundel Medical Center is seeking donors to help ease a blood shortage.

The medical center's Blood Donor Center has expanded its hours for donor appointments to:

Mondays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., with evening hours by appointment.

Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with evening hours by appointment.

Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The donor center is on Level One of the Acute Care Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway. Information: 443-481-4215.

AAMC offers yoga classes for beginners and experts

Anne Arundel Medical Center offers yoga instruction. Classes, unless noted, meet on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion:

"Beginning Yoga," 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

"Continuing Yoga" (experience required), 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Class meets at 25 Shaw St., Annapolis.

"Yoga for Beginning and Advanced Students," 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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