HGH EMS Rescue Cancels Upcoming Education Courses

Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue will place its educational courses on hold to help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019.

According to HGH Interim Education Coordinator Johnathen Prichard, all community offerings, including the CPR AED course, held the first and third Wednesday of each month, and the Community CEU course, held the first Saturday of each month, will be canceled until further notice.

The changes go into effect Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Three years ago, HGH EMS Rescue achieved designation as an American Heart Association CPR Training Center, allowing the agency to join the world’s foremost authority on resuscitation science, education, and training to teach lifesaving skills to the residents of northern Nevada.

Prichard said the AHA CPR Training Center not only provides CPR-related education to healthcare professionals, industry and laypersons, but HGH EMS Rescue’s designation also allows professionals to train instructors who can go forward and educate the next generation of rescuers.

Prichard said the center will advise when instruction can move forward.

“For now, we will use our extensive education and training to help our community through this difficult time,” he said, “and we will look forward to better days when we can once again impart that education to others.”

For more information on the educational offerings through the HGH EMS Rescue American Heart Association CPR Training Center, please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1378.

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