OCEANSIDE — MiraCosta College’s Community Services Program is offering several heart/first aid courses this spring:Offerings include:
— American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider Course: This class provides a wide variety of health care professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relieve choking in a safe and effective manner. This one-day class is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, March 23, April 13 and May 18, in Room 3511 at MiraCosta College 1 Barnard Drive. Fee is $65.
— Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR and AED: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults and children, in addition to learning how to use an AED on adult and child victims of cardiac arrest. Participants receive lifesaving information, hands-on training, and an American Heart Association booklet. This one-day class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, March 23, April 13 and May 18, in Room 3511 at MiraCosta College 1 Barnard Drive. Fee is $60.
— Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED: This course is recommended for medical professionals, lifeguards, fitness instructors, teachers, and public and private safety and security employees. This class teaches participants how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants; how to perform one- and two-rescuer CPR; how to use a resuscitation mask (pocket mask) and how to use an AED for victims of sudden cardiac arrest and how to handle common first aid emergencies. This one-day class is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 9, March 23, April 13 and May 18, in Room 3511, in Room 3609 at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive. Fee is $99.
To register, call (858) 524-6522.