By Juan Garcia
The department of safety, risk and emergency management will sponsor two free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes at Texas A&M-San Antonio at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 19 in Room 253 of Main Campus Building.
“CPR training is important because it may take 5 to 10 minutes for the first responders to arrive on scene,” Damon Shodrock, director of safety, risk, and emergency management, said. “If a lay responder is trained in CPR and AED use, the chance of survival goes up significantly.”
The CPR classes will be presented by the Harper’s Embrace Lifesaver Program, or HELP, a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers and private donors whose goal is to teach life-saving skills to all members of the community.
Classes are open to all students and faculty who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job.
Shodrock said that space within the classes is limited and that anyone interested in taking the classes should register by April 17 to secure a seat.
“Each class has a cap of 15 students,” Shodrock said in an email. “Currently there are only seven students signed up for the morning class.”
This is the second CPR class offered this semester. A previous CPR class was held on February 14.
To register for the class email Damon Shodrock at damon.Shodrock@tamusa.tamus.edu.