Health Notes


January 20, 2004

Red Cross to offer classes in CPR, first aid next month

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland will offer several scheduled courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid next month at several sites in Anne Arundel County. Classes include:

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims age 8 and older: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 3, Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road, Edgewater; 9 a.m. Feb. 7, Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis; Feb. 14, Edgewater; Feb. 14, Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd.; Feb. 21, Severna Park; and Feb. 28, Edgewater. Cost: $37.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR, provides training for use with adult, infant and child victims in a variety of emergency situations, including performing rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and performing one-rescuer CPR: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21, Severna Park. Fee: $42.

CPR for the professional rescuer, provides advanced-level course for those with a job-related duty to act in emergency situation such as lifeguards, law enforcement and health care professionals: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7, Edgewater, Cost: $45.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics, teaches rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway, performing one-rescuer CPR on victims age 8 and older; first aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb 3 and 5, Edgewater; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, Severna Park; Feb. 14, Edgewater; and Feb. 28, Edgewater. Fee: $42.

Baby Sitter Training, interactive program for youths ages 11 to 15, giving them knowledge , skills and confidence to care for infants through primary school-age children. Includes reacting to emergencies and sudden illness, playing with and supervising children. State law requires children younger than age 8 to be in the care of someone age 13 or older. The course will offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Annapolis. Cost: $65.

Crime Avoidance Training, interactive training that 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 and responding to threatening situations. Instructors will go to a facility, group or organization at a time that is convenient for the group. A minimum of 10 people is required. The fee is $9.95 per person. Information: 410-764-7000, Ext. 7235, or

All courses are first-come, first-served. Pre-registration with payment is required. Information: 410-764-4609.

Hospital to offer screenings, activities

North Arundel Hospital will offer the following screenings and activities:

Today, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., free foot screenings, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

Today, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., free security and safety seminar, Pasadena Senior Center. Reservations are required. 410-222- 0030.

Today, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., osteoporosis screenings, the hospital's Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, third floor. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 (make checks payable to North Arundel Hospital). 410-787-4367.

Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening, Harundale Presbyterian Church. 410-787-4367.

Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screening in the hospital lobby.

Feb. 6, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., cancer screening, first floor of the Tate Cancer Center, 410-553-8129.

Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Westway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., cholesterol screening, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, 410-222-6227.

Feb. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Stroke Support Group to discuss stroke recovery and prevention, Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, third floor. 410-787-4118.

Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joslin Circle, a diabetes support group, will discuss current issues regarding diabetes management, at the Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level. 410-787-4940.

Feb. 18, 4 p.m., free educational session on preparation, recovery and benefits of hip and knee replacement surgery, Courtney Conference Center, lower level of the Tate Center. Reservations please. 410-553-8282.

Feb. 19, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., blood pressure screening, Marley Station Mall relaxation station.

Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screening, at the Pasadena Senior Center, 410-222-0030.

Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road.

Health-related events set at Arundel Mills mall

North Arundel Hospital offers screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront between Jillian's and mall entrance No. 4.

Tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Thursday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the hospital's human resources department will present a job fair.

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