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American Red Cross offers First Aid and CPR/AED courses in Murfreesboro

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Each year, more than 5 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes and people in Murfreesboro can join the ranks of these everyday heroes by taking a class now.

The First Aid and CPR/AED course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses.

The Red Cross in Murfreesboro is offering Adult CPR/AED courses on August 17 and 25 and September 7 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m; Adult First Aid/CPR/AED courses on August 17 and 25 and September 7 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED on August 18 and September 15, 22 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., August 27 and 28 and September 24 and 25 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Red Cross training courses meet OSHA guidelines, feature hands-on skills practice and include two-year certifications, free digital materials and skill refreshers. People can visit or call (800) RED-CROSS for details and to register for a class.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join their blog at