Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is participating in the 7th 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 look forward to teaching members of the community these lifesaving
skills,” says Pete Delgado President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial
Healthcare System. “Free classes like these are part of our commitment
to the community’s health and wellness.”
Participants will learn to perform hands only CPR and will also learn how
to use an Automated External Defibrillator (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 free CPR and AED classes provide participants with core skills
in life saving techniques,” says Lourdes Escolta, SVMHS Education
Manager. “Our goal is to remind people how important it is to learn
CPR and to know how to use an automated external defibrillator.”
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. You can register for classes anytime including classes on
Saturday June 4, from 8am - 4pm; Monday, June 6 from noon - 5pm, and Tuesday, June 7th from 5pm – 8pm. 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