If you are planning to apply to Western Nevada College’s nursing program or enroll in Certified Nursing Assistant and Emergency Medical Services classes, then dedicate Saturday, Nov. 3 to taking an essential prerequisite course.
Healthcare Provider CPR (EMS 100) is being offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in WNC’s Cedar Building 109 on the Carson City campus.
Community members might also be interested in this course as a means to develop their CPR skills or meet job requirements stipulating that they know these life-saving procedures.
The course satisfies the CPR requirement for students admitted to the nursing program, as well as nursing assistant and EMS courses.
In the one-day course, students will receive instruction on basic cardiac life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including one- and two-person rescuer for CPR and management of foreign body obstruction of the airway in adults, children and infants. Instruction also includes recognition of signs and symptoms requiring automated external defibrillator intervention, safe administration of AED and common actions that can be utilized for survival, and prevention of risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
There is a $25 lab fee in addition to the .5 credit college fee, which includes the course textbook.