• Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Offers Adult “HeartSaver” CPR Course

Published on March 25, 2015

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Offers Adult “HeartSaver” CPR Course

Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, California - The public is invited to attend the Adult “HeartSaver” CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) class at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) on Monday, April 6, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The class will be held in the administrative office in the back of the hospital located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang.

Based on American Heart Association guidelines for the lay public, the Adult “HeartSaver” class covers CPR as well as FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) and also includes instruction of the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on anyone over the age of eight years. This class is appropriate for non-professional caregivers and any lay person who wants to learn these skills. Participants will receive a course completion card upon successfully finishing the class.

The class will be lead by Tina Collins, RN, MSN, ICCE, with the Cottage Health System Education Department. Collins has worked in patient education with Cottage Health System for more than 30 years and has extensive knowledge of these critical life skills. “Come and learn how to be a heart saver. What you learn in three hours could rescue someone’s life,” Collins said.

The class fee is $25.00 per person and pre-registration is required by April 3, 2015. Class participants must be over 10 years of age. Please register in advance by calling (805) 569-8229 or online at:

About Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
Founded in 1964, the not-for-profit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) provides high quality outpatient surgical services, inpatient care, comprehensive imaging (including MRI, CT, digital mammography, ultrasound, X-ray), on-site laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physicians specialty clinic and 24-hour emergency services to the community. Located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang, SYVCH is part of the not-for-profit Cottage Health System, which includes Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. For more information call 805-688-6431.

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