Red Cross offers courses

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:24

    Newton — Sussex County’s chapter of the American Red Cross offers the following courses: On Tuesday, May 5, an Adult CPR/AED course will be offered from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The course imparts the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing emergencies, perform CPR, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The fee is $50. On Saturday, May 9 a Babysitter’s Training course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The course has a unique interactive, educational format that tasks youth, ages 11 to 15 years of age, with activities such as identifying safety problems around the house and yard and selecting age-appropriate toys and games for children in their care. The fee for this course is $65. On Monday, May 11, a First Aid course will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. This course is intended to teach lay responders the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. The fee is $45. On Thursday, May 14, and Saturday, May 27 an Infant and Child CPR class will be offered from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Attendees will learn the skills needed to provide care for infants and children in the case of breathing emergencies, and perform CPR. The fee is $55. Pre-Registration and payment for all classes is required and can be done by contacting the Health & Safety Department at 973-579-1600 or by visiting Classes are held at Chapter Headquarters at 93 Spring Street, in Newton, unless otherwise noted.