New Monthly First Aid Class to be Taught at Brookings Health System

Posted: 7/24/2013

Brookings Health System will begin offering the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid class on the last Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The first class will be held July 30 in hospital conference room Private Dining. Cost is $40.

The class is designed for bystanders to recognize an emergency. It teaches students critical skills to respond and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. Topics include how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shocks and other first aid emergencies.

The course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Barb Booton, emergency medical technician-paramedic (EMT-P) at Brookings Health System with 35 years of emergency medical experience, will teach the course.

To sign up for one of the upcoming monthly classes, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit www.brookingshealth.org/events.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.