Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of injury death for babies under the age of 1. But parents and caregivers of infants can gain the confidence to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations by learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an educational class to teach parents and caregivers to recognize when a baby needs rescue breathingk, how to perform CPR and how to deal with a chocking situation. The class is tomorrow night from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Memorial Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Ave. in Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5.00 per person.
This in not a certification class. But knowing how to respond in the first few minutes of an emergency -- before professional help arrives -- can mean the difference between life and death.
For more information, call 248-7322 or visit yakimamemorial.org
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