YAKIMA - Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of injury death for babies under the age of 1.
Parents and caregivers of infants can gain the confidence to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations by learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an educational class to teach parents and caregivers to recognize when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to perform CPR and how to deal with a choking situation.
The class will take place on Thursday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Education Center, located at 2506 W. Nob Hill Ave. in Yakima.
No registration is needed. The cost is $5 per person.
This is not a certification class. But knowing how to respond in the first few minutes of an emergency – before professional help arrives – can mean the difference between life and death.
For more information, call 509-248-7322 or visit yakimamemorial.org.