Red Cross Classes Help Helpers

Saving a life can be as simple as spending an afternoon in class. That’s what the Hawaii chapter of American Red Cross hopes will happen this month with its series of first aid and CPR classes at its headquarters on 4155 Diamond Head Road.

Instructors will use both bookwork and hands-on exercises in their one-day sessions. Participants should wear comfortable, warm clothes and bring a snack. All completed classes provide students with a two-year certification.

A brief look at the topics is below.

* Adult CPR/AED, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20: Class trains attendees to recognize and respond to victims of life-threatening cardiac and respiratory emergencies, as well as how to use an AED. Fee is $70.

* Adult First Aid/ CPR/AED, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6, 11, 14, 20, 26 and 29: Class builds upon these life-saving techniques with instructions on how to care for burns, cuts, head injuries, heat emergencies and more. Fee is $90.

* Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6, 11, 14, 20, 26 and 29: Class adds the keiki element to coursework, explaining the differences between treating adults and those under age 12. Fee is $110.

To register, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit

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