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Mission Health and the American Red Cross to offer Citizen CPR class

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Mission Health, Angel Medical Center, and the American Red Cross will offer a free Citizen CPR, hands only, class at 9 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.

During the 30-minute class, participants learn how to check for consciousness, call 9-1-1 and give continuous chest compressions. The technique involves no mouth-to-mouth contact and is best used in emergencies outside of hospitals where a bystander has seen another person suddenly collapse.

“This life-saving skill is invaluable, easy to learn and empowers everyone to respond in an emergency to help to save someone’s life,” said Frank Castelblanco, director of cardiac emergencies at Mission Health.

The classes will be held at Angel Medical Center on 120 Riverview St. in Franklin. Sign-up.

828.258.3888, ext. 202.

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