Hospital Offers Quick CPR Classes

PERTH AMBOY — When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival can depend greatly on immediately receiving CPR. Unfortunately, according to the American Heart Association, less than a third of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get that help, which can double their chance of survival.

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, is now offering two CPR education programs to the community, in cooperation with the heart association, in an effort to increase the chance that someone can help if an adult suddenly collapses.


RBMC’s Stroke Center is providing a 90-minute Friends & Family CPR class available at the medical center or place of business. Participants receive a Friends & Family CPR take-home learning kit from the heart association, with a practice manikin, educational booklet and DVD. This kit makes learning the core skills of CPR easy, convenient and fun to share with the whole family. Classes may be scheduled by making a $25 donation per kit or family household to the American Heart Association. For more information or to schedule a class, call 1-732-324-5300. Groups of 20 or less are recommended. The class does not provide CPR certification.

Professionals from RBMC’s Emergency Medicine department are providing free 15-minute Hands-OnlyTM CPR Awareness and Practice Sessions, also available at the medical center or place of business. The sessions are designed to make participants confident in practicing Hand-OnlyTM CPR, a life-saving measure almost anyone can do. For more information or to schedule sessions call 1-732-324-5393 or email Michelle Golba-Norek at Sessions do not provide CPR certification.

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