(Joplin, MO) – CPR training is now available through the Joplin Health Department, and has been noted as an important skill to learn. Doctors have stated that administering CPR outside of the hospital can save thousands of lives annually, but about half of Americans say that they don’t know how to do it.

Two classes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are being offered on Thursday, May 18 for the public. Classes will be held in Conference Room 1 at the Joplin Public Library. These classes are part of the American Heart Association’s training. Friends and Family® CPR will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and will cover:

  • Adult hands-only CPR and with breaths
  • Child and infant CPR
  • Adult and child AED use
  • Mild and severe airway block
  • Hands-on practice of all techniques

This class is great for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and more. The cost is $25 per person.

AHA HeartCode® BLS Skills Checkoff will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on May 18. The course is designed for those who have already completed the online portion of the HeartCode® BLS course. This is the hands-on skills session check-off to complete the certification for HeartCode® BLS. Cost is $20 per person.

Preregistration and pre-payment are required to attend either of these classes. Participants can complete these steps by going to the Joplin Parks registration website of their online catalog. Classes are listed under the Adult Programs division of the registration site. Citizens can also call the Health Department at 417.623.6122, ext. 1258 for more information.


Joplin Health Department