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Kingsbrook Provides CPR Training June 30th

05/23/2018

Kingsbrook's Best Health School provides free education and early detection options for Central Brooklyn residents all year round. On Saturday, June 30th CPR training will take place on our main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom.

The mission of the Best Health School is to provide better access to wellness information and screenings to promote healthier communities in the borough of Brooklyn. As such, the Best Health School's education programs are integral part of Kingsbrook’s effort to improve access to quality care and education efforts. CPR (or cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). If someone isn't circulating blood or breathing adequately, CPR can restore circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain.

"It is very important to provide the opportunity for community residents to learn CPR," says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. " We are grateful that our Director of Respiratory Care, Carren Samuels continues to provide this service personally as her way of giving back to the community. We encourage our residents to take advantage of this training - it's worth it!"

The CPR training is free, however, the cerfication card is processed by the American Heart Association and costs $25.00, which participants should bring with them. Participants can take the training without recieving a card if desired.

For more information on our educational schedule for 2017, visit our website at www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call our Community Information Line at 718-604-5062.