December 23rd, 2010

Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give your child. The goal of this class is to ensure adequate instruction and practice so class members can calmly and effectively react when a baby or young child requires emergency care for breathing or choking problems. The class will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1, and is open to parents, grandparents, older siblings and baby-sitters at no charge.

The class includes a video, instruction, discussion and practice on the following subjects:

  • Demonstration and practice of what to do for a choking infant and child
  • Discussion of feelings families have about performing CPR on their own children
  • Preparing your home for an emergency
  • Step-by-step demonstration and practice of CPR on "Resusci-baby" and "Resusci-child"

Registration is required. To register or obtain more information, please call the hospital's Corporate Education Department at (319) 768-4070, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You also may register online by following the class link at