North Central Health District


Houston County Health Department Now Offering CPR Classes


Starting this month, Houston County Health Department is offering classes covering community CPR and CPR for the medical professional. Students will receive CPR certification through the American Heart Association upon successful completion of the classes.

The Heartsaver® community course is offered to everyone, developed for individuals with little medical training or field experience. The class is designed for anyone that requires certification for job or regulatory requirements and for anyone interested in being prepared for an emergency. Students that complete the class will receive a course completion card valid for 2 years.

Medical professionals will be offered a Basic Life Support (BLS) course, focusing on the skills used in both prehospital and hospital environments. The class will cover single-responder and team-based life support practices, preparing students for a variety of CPR scenarios.

Classes are offered on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Houston County Health Department. Classes are limited to ten people per session, and the type of instruction determines the cost of the class:

  • Heartsaver community class – $35
  • Heartsaver community class with valid student ID – $25
  • Heartsaver community one-on-one class – $55
  • BLS class for medical professionals – $45
  • Call Houston County Health Department to inquire about business and organization rates

“CPR is a great skill for anyone in the community to have, and a necessity for anybody in healthcare,” said Houston County Health Department CPR Instructor Andrew Hamm. “Performing CPR immediately after a sudden cardiac incident drastically improves the victim’s chances for survival. A majority of sudden cardiac arrests happen in a person’s home, so having the knowledge to perform CPR may help you save the life of a friend or family member.”

For more information on the CPR classes, call Houston County Health Department at 478-218-2000.

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