CHRISTIAN COUNTY YMCA

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid


The primary purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Prerequisites

Must be 15 years of age

 

 

 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Class


The Christian County YMCA offers American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class three times a year.  Participants must pass all prerequisites and attend all class times during the course.

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Requirements Include

  • 15 years old by the first day of training
  • 300 yard continuous swim; either freestyle or breaststroke, using rhythmic breathing (must swim with face in water)
  • 2 minute tread with hands in armpits
  • Timed event consisting of swimming 20 yards, surface dive into 9 feet of water to retrieve a 10 pound object & return keeping face above water, exit water not using the ladder; this must be completed in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

All training is done at the Christian County YMCA. However, completion of the course does not guarantee employment. Please call the Y at 217-287-7271 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Administering Emergency Oxygen


The primary purpose of the American Red Cross CPR / AED / First Aid is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

The Administering Emergency Oxygen class prepares participants on how to respond to breathing emergencies and the knowledge of how to deliver emergency oxygen.