The American Heart Association has renewed its Training Center agreement with Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center for another two years.
As a training center, BCHHC is responsible for coordinating and training 50-plus instructors throughout Southeast Nebraska in AHA-approved CPR and first aid techniques. The hospital program provides quality assurance that instructors are being trained correctly, class participants are getting accurate information and there is consistency in everyone’s training.
Through the training center, the hospital offers classes for infant, child and adult CPR, pediatric and adult first aid, and automatic external defibrillator training.
In 2010, 1,308 people took a course offered through the hospital training center.
"It's a valuable resource for the residents of the communities we serve," said Registered Nurse and BCHHC Training Center Coordinator Carol Fielder about the hospital's commitment to being an AHA-approved Training Center.
BCHHC has been a designated training center for 14 years and the new agreement was approved for another two years, through 2012.