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September 7, 2010

RSU EMS Students to Offer Free CPR Training Sept. 18

Students studying emergency medical services at Rogers State University are trying to save as many lives as possible by providing free adult CPR training at "Save-A-Life Saturday" on Sept. 18.

Free CPR training will be provided to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Centennial Center on the RSU campus in Claremore.

The event is being coordinated by the Emergency Medical Services Student Association (EMSSA) at RSU. RSU offers an associate in applied science degree (two years) in emergency medical services (EMS) on its Claremore campus.

Area health care professionals will serve as instructors. In addition, many EMS students have completed training to become basic life support instructors to help teach at the event, said Larry Brewer, RSU EMS instructor.

"We hope to train between 250 and 400 people in basic life support at this event," Brewer said.

Free training in automated external defibrillation and pediatric CPR also will be provided at the event.

Several area health care agencies will be present at the event to display their equipment and explain their services to the public, including area fire departments, EMS agencies and the Rogers County Health Department. A Tulsa Life Flight helicopter also will be present at the event.

For more information, call (918) 343-7643.