AVC nursing faculty lead CPR course

People can learn the skills to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through a one-day course “Recognition of Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies” offered through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services office.

Students may choose from one of three course dates 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Aug. 15-17.

Antelope Valley College registered nursing faculty members Elizabeth Sundberg, Marianne Stewart and Eva Pihlgren will teach the course, which is an American Heart Association CPR course designed for individuals in the healthcare field.

Topics will include recognition of signs and symptoms of myocardial infarction, airway obstruction, and basic life-support measures. Each student will have their own adult and baby mannequin, ambu-bag and personal resuscitation device to use during class.

Cost is $65, plus a $4 material fee due at class. An optional textbook, “American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider,” is available for $15 through the college’s Marauder Bookstore.

Call (661) 722-6300, ext. 6584 for registration information or visit Corporate and Community Services on the AVC website, www.avc.edu.