20 participate in CPR class


Also learn how to use an AED

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church One of the approximately 20 residents of the Kelton Community attending a CPR class practices CPR on a mannequin. The class, which was held at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center last Saturday, was designed to teach members of the community how to properly perform CPR on a person who is in cardiac arrest.


Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church Approximately 20 people attended a free CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class also taught those attending how to use an AED (Automatic External Debrillator).


Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church Mannequins designed to mimic the upper part of the human body were used during the CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class was designed to teach the public on how to properly use CPR on a person in cardiac arrest.


Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church Chest compression is part of the process of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) which is used to save the life of a person in cardiac arrest. CPR was the subject of a class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class also taught participants how to use an AED (Automatic External Debrillator).


Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church The Bethany AME Church Family Development Center in the Kelton Community was the site of a class on CPR. The class, which was held last Saturday, drew approximately 20 people who were taught how to properly use CPR on a person in cardiac arrest.


KELTON — Approximately 20 people spent last Saturday pressing down on the chests and blowing into the mouths of some very special mannequins.

The group of residents from the Kelton Community were taking part in a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class held in the Bethany AME Church Family Development Center.

The class was organized by Rena Goode, CMA, Community Health Specialist for Union Medical Center and Health Coordinator for Bethany AME Church, and Chatiffany Washington, Christian Education Director for Bethany AME Church. Goode said the free class was for adults and children ages 8 and up. She said the goal of the class was to teach Kelton residents how to perform CPR, an emergency procedure which uses chest compression and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to restart breathing and blood circulation in a person in cardiac arrest.

The approximately 20 people who took part in the class which Goode said was taught by a member of the staff of Spartanburg Regional, practiced CPR on mannequins designed for that purpose.

In addition to CPR, Goode said those attending were also instructed in how to use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator), a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient,and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

Goode said that another these classes will be held later this year.

Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church One of the approximately 20 residents of the Kelton Community attending a CPR class practices CPR on a mannequin. The class, which was held at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center last Saturday, was designed to teach members of the community how to properly perform CPR on a person who is in cardiac arrest.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0888-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Bethany AME Church One of the approximately 20 residents of the Kelton Community attending a CPR class practices CPR on a mannequin. The class, which was held at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center last Saturday, was designed to teach members of the community how to properly perform CPR on a person who is in cardiac arrest.

Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church Approximately 20 people attended a free CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class also taught those attending how to use an AED (Automatic External Debrillator).
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0886-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Bethany AME Church Approximately 20 people attended a free CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class also taught those attending how to use an AED (Automatic External Debrillator).

Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church Mannequins designed to mimic the upper part of the human body were used during the CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class was designed to teach the public on how to properly use CPR on a person in cardiac arrest.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0885-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Bethany AME Church Mannequins designed to mimic the upper part of the human body were used during the CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class was designed to teach the public on how to properly use CPR on a person in cardiac arrest.

Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church Chest compression is part of the process of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) which is used to save the life of a person in cardiac arrest. CPR was the subject of a class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class also taught participants how to use an AED (Automatic External Debrillator).
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0889-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Bethany AME Church Chest compression is part of the process of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) which is used to save the life of a person in cardiac arrest. CPR was the subject of a class held last Saturday at Bethany AME Church Family Development Center. The class also taught participants how to use an AED (Automatic External Debrillator).

Photo courtesy of Bethany AME Church The Bethany AME Church Family Development Center in the Kelton Community was the site of a class on CPR. The class, which was held last Saturday, drew approximately 20 people who were taught how to properly use CPR on a person in cardiac arrest.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0887-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Bethany AME Church The Bethany AME Church Family Development Center in the Kelton Community was the site of a class on CPR. The class, which was held last Saturday, drew approximately 20 people who were taught how to properly use CPR on a person in cardiac arrest.
Also learn how to use an AED

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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