Red Cross to Offer Life-Saving Health and Safety Training for Adults & Teens

american-red-crossThe American Red Cross will offer several health and safety training courses such as First Aid/CPR/AED, Babysitters Training at the Mid-Plains, located at 1111 S. Cottonwood  beginning May 7, 2013.

Blended Learning—combines online learning with in-person skills sessions conducted by a Red Cross Certified Instructor. The new blended learning courses build the same knowledge and skills as a traditional classroom setting.

First Aid/CPR/AED will be provided monthly, see attached schedule. These courses are perfect for Daycare Providers, Manufacturing Industries, Office Personnel, OSHA regulated industries and anyone that wants to be prepared to learn to save a life. Some topics covered in these courses include:


  • ·         Recognizing signals of emergencies.
  • ·         Skill practice and demonstrations in CPR and Wound Care.
  • ·         Caring for a person choking.
  • ·         Identify signals of common sudden illnesses.
  • ·         Describe purpose of Good Samaritan Laws.

 Babysitter’s Training will take place on May 17, 2013. The class session is 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and students should bring a sack lunch.  This course for 11 to 15-year-olds is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions.  Students will learn how to:

  • ·         Supervise children and infants.
  • ·         Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding.
  • ·         Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys.
  • ·         Handle bedtime and discipline issues.
  • ·         Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries.
  • ·         Care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts and bee stings.
  • ·         Communicate effectively with parents.
  • ·         Find and interview for babysitting jobs

Advance registration is required for classes.  Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to register or learn more.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at