First Aid, CPR training offered on Wednesday at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will offer first aid, CPR/AED training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

Participants will learn the critical skills needed to respond to and manage choking or a sudden cardiac arrest until emergency help arrives; this includes instruction on how to properly use an AED, or automated external defibrillator. The first aid portion of the course will cover adult and pediatric first aid that includes how to treat bleeding, broken bones, sprains, shock and other first aid emergencies.

According to the American Heart Association, each year there are more than 350,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest. The average survival rate is 10%, however, that rate increases to 31% when cardiac arrest is witnessed by a bystander and an AED is used.

The cost of the training is $85, and includes a mask and the required manual. To register or view all course offerings, go to https://mytraining.baycollege.edu. For more information, call 906-217-4200.