CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 23, 2015) – Members and non-members alike can learn how to respond to first aid emergencies at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s First Aid Certification course on Monday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Herbert Wellness Center classroom.
The course teaches participants the appropriate way to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Upon completion, participants receive a two-year first aid certification through the American Red Cross.
The two-hour course concentrates on the general principles of first aid as well as medical emergencies, including burns, cuts, and injuries.
“Having knowledge and an understanding of first aid is a great first step for anyone on campus, but being certified will take your emergency response skills even further,” says Ashley Falcon, assistant director of wellness. “As more of the UM community receives emergency care certification, we will continue to develop a campus atmosphere of safety and caring for our fellow ’Canes.”
The registration fee is $35 for students, $40 for non-student members, and $45 for non-members. To register, visit the Herbert Wellness Center sales office, call 305-284-5433, or click here.
Future First Aid Certification courses will be held on October 28 and November 18, in addition to CPR and AED Certification courses on October 5, October 19, and November 9.
The Herbert Wellness Center is celebrating 20 years of defining wellness for the University of Miami community and will honor its anniversary with several special programs and events throughout the year. To learn more about the Herbert Wellness Center and all of its programs and services, visit miami.edu/wellness.