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SYV Cottage Hospital to offer ‘HeartSaver’ adult CPR class

SYV Cottage Hospital to offer ‘HeartSaver’ adult CPR class

Santa Ynez Valley residents over 14 years old can learn how to save a life in Cottage Health’s local “HeartSaver” adult CPR class on Friday, Nov. 22.

The class will be presented from noon to 3 p.m. in the front conference room of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang.

The “HeartSaver” class covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as foreign body airway obstruction plus instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator on anyone over the age of 8, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Attendees will also learn the links in the American Heart Association’s "Chain of Survival," including the importance of dialing 911 in a cardiac emergency, the spokeswoman said.

The class is appropriate for nonprofessional caregivers and those who want to learn those skills. Participants will receive a course completion card upon successfully finishing the class.

The class fee is $25 per person, and space is very limited, the spokeswoman said.

Preregistration is required before Nov. 20 and can be completed online by visiting www.cottagehealth.org/classes-events/ or by calling 805-569-7325.

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Mike Hodgson is news editor at the Santa Ynez Valley News, where he writes about local government, special events and the people who live in the Valley. He has been a photographer, writer, news editor and managing editor at weekly newspapers since 1972

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The facility, which provides a number of medical services including outpatient surgical services, inpatient care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency services, was founded in 1962 by 68 women dedicated to serving the valley, according to a spokesperson for the facility.

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