Babysitters can learn CPR at Lakeland-Niles class

NILES — Community members are invited to attend a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) class for babysitters from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Meeting Room at the Lakeland Hospital, located at 31 North Front St., Niles.

This is an American Heart Association course which is designed to teach the essentials of CPR, according to organizers.

Participants will be taught how to save children and infants from choking, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest and the proper use of an AED. This three-hour class will allow time to practice the skills needed for proper CPR. Upon completion, a certification card will be issued.

Cost is $25 and includes booklet and certification card. Preregistration is required and participation is limited. Participants must complete the Babysitting with Confidence program prior to taking this course. For more information, or to register, call (269) 556-2872.

Lakeland Health is a nonprofit, community-owned health system, which includes three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, a cancer center, rehabilitation centers, long-term care, hospice, home care services and physician practices. Lakeland was ranked as a 15 Top U.S. Health System by Truven Health Analytics in 2017. The health system has more than 4,000 employees who provide clinical and support services at locations throughout southwest Michigan and partners with more than 450 affiliated physicians and other providers.

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