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PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 2017

SJR State offers Basic Life Support/CPR courses

St. Johns River State College will offer the following American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support and AHA BLS/CPR Recertification for Healthcare Providers courses this summer:

Basic Life Support - Friday, July 7; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Palatka campus
Recertification: CPR for Healthcare Providers - Friday, July 7; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Palatka campus

Basic Life Support - Friday, July 14; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; St. Augustine campus
Recertification: CPR for Healthcare Providers - Friday, July 14; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; St. Augustine campus

Basic Life Support - Friday, July 21; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Orange Park campus
Recertification: CPR for Healthcare Providers - Friday, July 21; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Orange Park campus


The Basic Life Support course is designed to teach basic first aid, including CPR for victims of all ages, the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. The course is intended for healthcare professionals employed in hospitals and other medical settings.

The content of the four-hour BLS/CPR healthcare provider recertification course is specific to those who have prior CPR training and current CPR certificates. Course content is consistent with curriculum set forth by international and electrocardiography (ECG) guidelines, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA and the Good Samaritan Act. A score of 84% must be achieved on a written test, and certification cards are valid for two years.

Registration for the non-credit continuing education courses is $50 for the BLS course and $35.00 for the recertification course. These courses have no prerequisites and cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a degree or certificate program. The availability of continuing education courses is subject to change based upon demand, and additional courses may be scheduled to accommodate the needs of a group. A minimum number of students is required for each class. For more information, call SJR State’s Open Campus at (386) 312-4211 or visit the website at SJRstate.edu/continuinged.html to download a registration form.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020