By LINDSEY SWITZLER
BYU Conferences and Workshops invites everyone to “Be Prepared … Save a Life.”
They will sponsor a First Aid and CPR workshop today. The second half of this two-part workshop will be May 19.
The workshop is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in 235 RB and has a $35 registration fee. Advance enrollment is required and can be done up to the day of by either calling BYU Conferences and Workshops at 378-6757 or visiting 147 HCEB.
All participants will receive a course text and course completion card from the National Safety Council and American Heart Association.
The workshop covers CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, anaphylaxi shock, how to treat conscious and unconscious accident victims, bites, and stings, and how to clean and bandage wounds.
The instructor, Ellie Martin, full time secretary in the college of Health and Human Performance, has taught this workshop for the past year-and-a-half. She said, “I love this stuff, it’s important and everyone needs to know it.”
She has had a variety of past participants including girls’ camp directors preparing to be in a remote area for a week. A concerned grandmother has attended too, wanting to learn what to do in case of an emergency with lots of grandchildren around.
“It is better to know (first aid) than ever need it, than to need it and never know it” Martin said.
The workshop has its pay off. Martin has had past attendants say that they had to perform first aid shortly after the workshop ended and were grateful for knowing how to do things like treat an allergic reaction to a bee sting and the Heimlich maneuver.
This workshop is also available June 6 and June 19.