For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Karina Rusk 831-759-1843

SVMHS Offers Free CPR Classes

SALINAS, CA, MAY 30, 2017- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is participating in the 9th annual American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week by offering free classes to the community. SVMHS is offering courses at a number of convenient times to increase awareness and knowledge of proper CPR techniques.

“We are committed to the health and wellness of the community,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “These free CPR and AED classes provide people in our community life saving skills in situations when every second counts. This training can save lives.”

Participants will learn to perform hands only CPR and will also learn how to use an AED. Classes on how to perform CPR on infants will also be offered.American Heart Association courses use a “practice-while-watching” format with the aid of an instructional DVD.

The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator classes are open to all community members and their families. The free classes start every hour on the hour and each program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Classes take place on Thursday June 1, from 3:00-7:00pm; Friday June 2, 12:00-4:00pm; Saturday June 3, 9:00-2:00pm; Monday June 5, 3:00-7:00pm, and Wednesday June 7, 2:00-6:00pm. All classes will be taught at the SVMHS Education Center located at 611 Abbott St. Suite 201 Gabilan Rooms in Salinas. To register call the SVMHS Health Promotion Department at 831- 759-1890.