Earlier in January, a Pea Ridge High School student went into cardiac arrest at school. But thanks to the quick thinking and CPR training of staff, the student was okay. Now people in northwest Arkansas will have the chance to get similar training.
Northwest Health will host a free CPR class in Springdale on Wednesday, January 23. Attendees will learn the steps to take when someone’s heart stops, from the initial 911 call to what to do while waiting for the ambulance.
This free class won’t get attendees CPR certified, but it will teach basic skills that can help in a scary situation.
“It helps you to not feel helpless,” said instructor Stephanie Hayes. “You call 911, you know help is on the way, but it’s something that you can do.”
The class starts at noon on Wednesday, January 23 and will go until 2 p.m. at the Schmieding Center for Seniors in Springdale. To sign up, click here.
While this class is only for people aged 50 and older, you can set up a time for the Northwest Health team to host a class at your school or business by calling (479) 757- LIFE (5433) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org