CarolinaEast Health System to Offer Free Basic CPR Skills Class During

To celebrate American Heart Month and increase awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in our region, CarolinaEast Health System is offering two free classes designed to teach basic resuscitation skills for the general public.            
   The classes will be held in the Education Building on the campus of CarolinaEast Medical Center on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. and again on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.            
   “Each class will last approximately two hours,” said Judy Pierce, CPR Coordinator for CarolinaEast. “While these classes will not result in CPR certification, it will teach participants what they need to save the life of a loved one in the event of a cardiac emergency.”            
   Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the nation’s number one killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against cardiac disease, since 1963 Congress has required the President to proclaim February as “American Heart Month.”            
   “Any CPR is better than no CPR in the case of an emergency,” explained Pierce. “We want to teach as many people as we can how they can save a life.”            
    These classes are being offered free of charge as a community service of CarolinaEast Health System. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 252-633-8160 to register or for more information.