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CPR instruction offered in Alta Sierra

CPR training classes are being offered Feb. 26 at the Alta Sierra Country Club. Two classes are offered, one at 9 a.m., the next at 1 p.m. The class also includes instruction and certification in the use of an automated external defibrillator. Would you know what to do for a friend, family member or stranger in the case of cardian arrest? Roughly 88 percent of cardiac arrests happen at home, and without blood flow, brain damage begins in about four minutes. The approximate medical response time for Nevada County is four to eight minutes. CPR provided immediately after cardiac arrest can double or triple the chance of survival.

Class cost is $50, which includes materials and two-year certification. Class size limited, register online at http://smartheartcpr.com, call 530-913-2312 or stop by the Alta Sierra Country Club.

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The Union Updated Feb 11, 2013 12:22PM Published Feb 11, 2013 12:22PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.