NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- The Sunshine Children’s Home, a long-term pediatric care facility for children with complex medical needs, will host a free Family & Friends CPR course on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. - noon, in the main building of the home in western New Castle.
This American Heart Association workshop is for people who would like to learn the valuable skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but do not need a course completion certificate, according to the AHA.
The program teaches skills in CPR, AED use; and relief of choking in adults, children and infants. The course uses the research-proven practice-while-watching format, and is taught by Sunshine's American Heart Association instructors.
Mastering these skills can mean the difference between life and death. According to the AHA, effective CPR can double or triple the chance of survival for a victim suffering cardiac arrest -- and since 70 percent of incidents of cardiac arrest occur in the home, odds are the life saved will be a loved one.
This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning how to save a life, according to the AHA.
The event is open to the public, but space is limited. Refreshments will be served. To register, participants should contact Paula by calling (914)-333-7051 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone required by his or her employer or wishing to be credentialed as a lay responder should take a Heartsaver ® course. Information on credentialed class schedules can be obtained by contacting email@example.com.
The mission of the Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center is to create a loving and supportive environment that provides the highest level of quality pediatric care for children who need it.
Sunshine provides a quality home for children from birth to 18 years of age who require post-acute medical care and/or rehabilitative therapy, combined with psychological and developmental interventions, according to Sunshine's website.
About 46 percent of the children in residence require palliative care, while an equal percentage of others improve enough with care to be discharged to a group or community facility, or ideally, at home with their families.
For more information, visit www.sunshinechildrenshome.org.
The Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Facility is at 15 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining.