SALINAS, CA, MAY 30, 2018- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is participating in the 10th 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.

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 Friday June 1, from 12:00-6:00pm; Saturday June 2, 9:00-3:00pm; Monday June 4, 12:00-6:00pm; Tuesday June 5, 12:00-7:00pm, and Friday June 8, 12:00-5:00pm. All classes will be taught at the SVMHS Education Center Conference Room located at 611 Abbott St. Suite 201 in Salinas. To register call the SVMHS Health Promotion Department at 831- 759-1890.