HGH EMS Rescue to Resume Educational Courses

Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue will resume its educational courses effective Monday, June 1, 2020.

According to HGH EMS Rescue Interim Education Coordinator Johnathen Prichard, all community offerings will resume their pre-COVID-19 schedules, including CPR AED courses beginning Wednesday, June 17, and continuing the first and third Wednesdays of each month; Community CEU courses the first Saturday of each month; and various other educational offerings.

Students are reminded to wear masks and to socially distance while participating in courses at the HGH EMS Rescue American Heart Association CPR Training Center. Class sizes will be limited to ensure appropriate occupancy rates.

Three years ago, HGH EMS Rescue achieved designation as an AHA 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.

Shortly before the COVID-19, the American Heart Association renewed the designation until 2031.

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

“The men and women of HGH EMS Rescue have put in countless hours through this national public health emergency to keep our community safe,” said Prichard. “Without the right education, skills and training, they could not have served as effectively and successfully as they have.”

Prichard added, “We are excited to resume our course offerings and invite our community to continue their own education and training.”

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.