Learn how to perform CPR

IPSWICH residents can learn to save a life by attending one of three CPR awareness classes.

The classes are being held by the Ipswich Library and Information Service in partnership with the Local Ambulance Committee (Qld).

Tourism and Libraries Committee chairman David Pahlke said the CPR classes would be held at Ipswich and Redbank Plains branch libraries in March and April.

“The 90-minute sessions will be delivered by trained CPR officers so attendees can receive a basic knowledge and understanding of the life-saving methods, and hands-on skills using specially designed mannequins,” Cr Pahlke said.

“Having the skills to help save someone's life in an emergency is a valuable asset to possess as you just never know when you may need to use it. It could be at home when your child is choking on something, helping an elderly relative who is unconscious or even a stranger on the street who needs your help.

“Classes only cost $2 each and are open to anyone aged 10 years or older, so are worth it to gain a new skill.”

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 Sessions being held are: 

Wednesday, March 9: 6pm-7.30pm, Study Room 1, Level 1, Ipswich Library.

Wednesday, March 23: 10am-11.30am, Meeting Room, Redbank Plains Library.

Thursday, April 14: 10am-11.30am, Study Room 1, Level 1, Ipswich Library.

For more details, or to book into a session, call Ipswich Library on 3810 6815 or Redbank Plains Library on 3814 4855.



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