March 20th, 2012

Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give a child. Great River Health Systems is offering a free infant and child CPR class 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. It is open to parents, grandparents, older siblings and baby-sitters.

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 includes:

  • 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 resuscitation manikins

Registration is required. To register or receive more information, please call Great River Health Systems’ Corporate Education Department at 319-768-4070, or toll-free, 866-297-9516, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also may register online by selecting the Classes and Events tab at