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American Red Cross - Southeast Minnesota Chapter Summer 2010 Lay Responder First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course

Tue, Jul 6th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Southeast Minnesota Chapter will be offering the First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

course. Students who complete the course will be able to teach American Red Cross

classes in First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). The

First Aid/CPR/AED program is intended to be taught in the workplace and/or to the

general public. Please review the following if you are interested in becoming an


First Aid/CPR/AED Instructors can teach the following:

· Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED

· Standard First Aid

· Injury-control modules

· Sports Safety Training

· Basic Aid Training (Youth Course)


All instructor course sessions will be held at the Rochester Red Cross office,

310 14th Street SE, Rochester, 55904

Session: Title: When:

1 Fundamentals of Instructor Training/Skills Pretest

Tuesday, July 20 , 8:00 am-5:30 pm

2 Skills Pre Test/Specialty course

Thursday, July 22, 8:00 am-5:30 pm

3 Specialty course Tuesday, July 27 , 8:00 am-12:30 pm

4 Specialty course

Thursday, July 29 , 8:00 am-12:30 pm



1. You must be at least 17 years by the end of the last session.

2. You must demonstrate proficiency in all CPR, AED and First Aid skills and

knowledge during the first two sessions.

· FEE: $198.00 fee includes all instructor and student level textbooks, training

materials, and instructor courses.

*Note* Instructors who wish to volunteer for the Southeast Minnesota Chapter have an

opportunity to receive a refund of a portion of their course fee. Inquire further when



Registrations are taken by phone using a credit card, by mailing a check or you can also

stop by the chapter office between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through

Thursday, and 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on Fridays. The fee may also be billed to your place

of business. Make checks payable to American Red Cross and mail to:

American Red Cross

Southeast Minnesota Chapter

310 14th Street SE

Rochester, MN 55904

If you have any questions regarding registration, please call the chapter office at (507)

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Community-based health care

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health care needs occur in the lives of everyone. In the previous article, we explored the community efforts to keep health care close to home. The advent of Medicare and Medicaid encouraged the development of hospitals and nursing homes in small co ..... 
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Beat the Dog Days of Summer and donate blood through the American Red Cross

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

While the temperature outside is rising, and according to the American Red Cross, the blood supply often drops due to donors being on vacation or busy with summer activities.

"Summer is a fun, but busy season for a lot of people," said Geoff ..... 
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Red Cross racing season revs up summer

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Greg Biffle - driver of Roush Fenway Racing's No. 16 Ford Fusion - has signed on again as a Red Cross spokesperson this 2010 racing season to help raise awareness among the 75 million NASCAR fans across the country about the ongoing need for blood d ..... 
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Health officials remind Minnesotans to "swim healthy" this summer Germs on and in swimmers' bodies can make people sick; preventive measures can help people avoid illness

Thu, Jul 1st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Awareness of disease risks and healthy swimming practices can play an important role in stopping the spread of illnesses when you go to the pool or the beach this summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

"Germs on ..... 
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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, first designated by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. Mental illness affects one in four American families and people in diverse communities are no exception.

The U.S. Surgeon G ..... 
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Two Minnesota cases of Salmonella infection linked to national recall of frozen meals

Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Two recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to frozen chicken and rice meals being recalled nationally, state health and agriculture officials said today.

ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods of Iowa is recalling all Marie Callend ..... 
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Food Safety Tips for a Safe and Healthy 4th of July

Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Minneapolis (June 18, 2010) - Practicing proper food handling techniques will protect yourself, your family and friends from food-borne illness and food contamination. Here are some tips from the Minnesota Beef Council to keep in mind when preparing, ..... 
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Adult Tetanus Vaccinations Provided at Dairy Night on the Farm

Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) has received funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to provide adult immunizations. FCPH will be offering tetanus vaccinations for underinsured or uninsured adults at the Dairy Night on ..... 
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