Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Midland College and Permian Basin CPR host CPR Awareness Day

Thursday, August 15
1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Carrasco Room, Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center
Midland College main campus

For more information, contact:
Shirlinda Savahl • • (432) 528-7145

The Midland College (MC) Emergency Medical Services program, in conjunction with Permian Basin CPR, will host a CPR Awareness Day on Thursday, August 15. Emergency Medical Technician students will instruct individuals in the skills of hands-only CPR using manikins with clickers and lights to show correct depth and rate of compressions. Permian Basin CPR will provide infant-child and adult manikins for hands-on CPR practice.

The event is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome. CPR Pocket Masks and books will be available for sale.

MC Dean of Community Relations & Special Events Rebecca Bell said, “Shirlinda Savahl, a clinical instructor in our Emergency Medical Services program, approached me about coordinating this event. It is so important for everyone to know the basics of saving someone’s life, and I’m delighted that Midland College and our students are able to provide this service to the community. The instruction at Thursday’s event will not include certification cards, but people will be able to learn appropriate techniques.”

On a related note ...

For those wanting to be certified, a FREE CPR/First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens (BBP) class will be offered by the MC Risk Management Institute on August 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The free, one-day course is provided through a grant from Texas Mutual Insurance Company and will be held at the MC Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert. To register and obtain more information, contact Leticia Ramos, (432) 681-6318,

American Heart Association CPR classes are also available through Permian Basin CPR,


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