PHCS News

Learn Lifesaving Fundamentals During PHCS' Free CPR Week

Mar 24, 2015
Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) will offer its annual Free CPR Week in April, providing community members an opportunity to take a Family & Friends CPR course free of charge to help raise awareness of the importance of learning the lifesaving technique.

Sudden cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of death in the United States, but immediate, effective CPR can double or even triple one's chance of survival, according to the American Heart Association. Given that 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home, it's important for everyone to know CPR.

Family & Friends CPR—which also covers how to help someone who is choking—is offered throughout the year, with one curriculum for providing CPR to adults and children and another for CPR on infants (up to 1 year old).

PHCS Community Education & Outreach will provide free classes between April 11 and April 19. See the full schedule below.

Registration is required. Unless otherwise noted, visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1-888-897-8979 to register.


FAMILY & FRIENDS CPR–ADULT/CHILD

Sunday, April 12

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - PHCS Community Education & Outreach, 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton


2 - 4:30 p.m. - Princeton Family YWCA, 59 Robeson Place, Princeton

Monday, April 13

6:30 - 8 p.m. - Robbinsville Library, 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Road, Robbinsville
To register, please call 609-259-3490.

7 - 8:30 p.m. - Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset


Tuesday, April 14

10 - 11:30 a.m. - Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington
To register, please call 609-737-2610.

6:30 - 8 p.m. - South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction

Thursday, April 16

10 - 11:30 a.m. - Hickory Corner Library, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
To register, please call 609-448-1330.

7 - 8:30 p.m. - Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro
To register, please call 609-275-2898.

Friday, April 17

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Zanya Spa Salon, 287 S. Main Street, Suite 7, Lambertville

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - South Brunswick Wellness Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction

Saturday, April 18

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Hamilton

Sunday, April 19

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - University Medical Center of Princeton, Education Center, 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro


FAMILY & FRIENDS CPR–INFANT

Saturday, April 11

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Princeton Family YWCA, 59 Robeson Place, Princeton

Sunday, April 12

10 - 10:45 a.m. - PHCS Community Education & Outreach, 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton

Saturday, April 18

10 - 10:45 a.m. - Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Hamilton

Sunday, April 19

10 - 10:45 a.m. - University Medical Center of Princeton, Education Center, 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro


About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org