Health Watch: CPR and First Aid Training in Interior Alaska

Published: Jul. 27, 2023 at 9:50 AM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - In this week’s health watch we’re going to see that CPR and First Aid training are skills that can be useful.

Learning how to care for people who have sudden health emergencies and health problems can be vital to saving a life. Whether it’s in the workplace or interacting with people in public, providing aid to those who need it is a practical skill.

In Interior Alaska, the American Red Cross organization takes pride in providing opportunities both on and offline to those who are willing to learn and train for times of crisis.

Several classes and certifications are available in Alaska, to include CRP and First Aid training. Opportunities for learning are available for individuals and groups via classroom, online, or a combination of online and classroom.

A CPR certification is valid for two years. After two years, you will need to get it renewed by registering for a blended learning course, which allows you to study online, then complete hands-on training in person. You can also complete recertification by finding a class in your area or use online CPR safety courses that cater to you.

Grace Hopkins, American Red Cross Fairbanks Disaster Intern said, “A huge goal in the American Red Cross in Alaska is to train people in CPR and First Aid. Even learning how to use an AED [Automated External Defibrillator], because emergencies can happen at any point and anytime, even in just your workplace. We want to train people for the moments that matter, especially if it can save lives. "

To learn more about the Fairbanks American Red Cross Organization you can visit their website here.