American Heart Association classes in basic life support for health care providers

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a course in BLS (Basic Life Support) for health care providers on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. The American Heart Association-certified course is designed for the professional rescuer and those who have a duty to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, such as lifeguards, nurses, athletic trainers, EMTs and CNAs.

Participants will learn to care for adults, children and infants who are unconscious and not responsive. After completing all requirements of the course, participants will receive an American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Providers certification valid for two years.

The course runs on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cost is $85 (or $75 for recertification). If a class is needed on a different day, Saint Joseph’s can create a class at another time if there are four interested people. Call 893-6615 or contact to register or for more information. To learn about other classes on campus, go to

August 6, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail