This is a refresher/recertification course for the CPR/ AED/Standard First Aid program. Prior to class, participants MUST present a valid certification from one of the following entities: American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety & Health Institute – includes MEDIC First Aid, Emergency Care and Safety Institute, EMS Safety Services, National Safety Council.
Careers possible with a competitive salary. The instructor will go over how to start a job in x-ray, respiratory therapy, MRI and other growing careers.
Johnny Kosnow, M.A. worked for Maine Health for over 30 years. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Maine in Orono. He is an author, a pilot, a power lifter, and a world traveler.
Note: This is a two-night course. Students must attend both nights for certification. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches participants to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as cardiac and respiratory emergencies; head, neck, and back injuries; concussion; shock; choking; stroke; seizures; anaphylactic shock (including use of Epi-Pen); burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, diabetic emergencies, and heat and cold emergencies. This program teaches 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 Mental Health Support Specialist works directlywith mental health clients in a variety of settings includinginpatient, residential and community environments. Supportingclients who live with a mental health diagnosis is a rewardingcareer choice whether you are looking to change careers orare starting out fresh from high school. This training providesthe basis for supporting and interacting with clients and is oneof three course requirements for Maine State certification forMental Health Rehabilitation Technician.Nick Anderson has over 20 years experience with directsupport in the fields of Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health. Heholds an associate degree in elementary education and has been acertified trainer for Mental Health Support Specialists through USMMuskie School since 2019. Over the last decade he has directlytrained new staff on the floor of different group homes.
The Mental Health Support Specialist works directly with mental health clients in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential and community environments. Supporting clients who live with a mental health diagnosis is a rewarding career choice whether you are looking to change careers or are starting out fresh from high school. This training provides the basis for supporting and interacting with clients and is one of three course requirements for Maine State certification for Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician.
Nick Anderson has over 20 years experience with direct support in the fields of Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health. He holds an associate degree in elementary education and has been a certified trainer for Mental Health Support Specialists through USM Muskie School since 2019. Over the last decade he has directly trained new staff on the floor of different group homes.
Early registration is encouraged – class size limited!
Each year an estimated 166,000 lives are claimed by sudden cardiac arrest. That is about 455 people each day. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. Almost 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. This course will cover basic adult, child and infant CPR skills as well as AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training for the layperson and non-healthcare worker who needs CPR certification. It includes receipt of an American Heart Association Heartsaver Course Completion Card. Learn CPR today – the life you save could be that of your own loved one!
Please note: This is not a Basic Life Support class and does not meet the requirements for hospital personnel. (Please see page 7 for a BLS for Healthcare Providers course)