CPR can save lives! For opportunities for training and certification, check out the following locations:
Authorized AHA Training sites in St Petersburg:
The National Stroke Association identifies stroke as a leading cause of death among Americans and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. On average, someone will suffer a stroke every 40 seconds and someone will die from a stroke every four hours. Recognizing stroke symptoms and choosing B.E. F.A.S.T. can help save a life. Know the signs of a stroke:
- Trouble speaking or understanding
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of vision
- Numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face or one side of the body
- Sudden, severe headache
- Dizziness and/or loss of balance
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, remember the B.E. F.A.S.T. awareness slogan.
- B for Balance: Has the person lost coordination? Are they having trouble walking or are they stumbling, falling or feeling dizzy?
- E for Eyes: Is the person experiencing vision loss, double vision or blurry vision?
- F for Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop?
- A for Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift down?
- S for Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Do they understand you? Is their speech slurred or unusual?
- T for Time: This isn’t a symptom, but a reminder that a stroke needs to be treated right away. If you observe any of these signs (it doesn’t need to be all of them), call 911.
Prenatal and Newborn Classes
- Basic Labor and Support
- Breast Feeding Education
- Newborn Safety
- New Mom Support Group
Held at 10:00 am every Tuesday, moms and babies are invited to join a special support group created just for growing families. These informative meetings give moms the opportunity to share ideas, concerns and helpful tips on how to balance and adjust to life with a new family member. Healthy babies from newborn to walking age are welcome. Meetings are free, and no registration is required.
- Understanding Birth
This in-person class is offered the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month and provides expectant parents with basic understanding of the birth process, labor options, pain control, cesarean birth, and postpartum expectations. Class includes the "Understanding Birth" booklet with access to an APP that provides videos, checklists, weblinks, and other helpful tools to assist you in the birth process.
Are you scheduled for a knee or hip replacement, or curious as to what to expect? We offer a live, interactive pre-op class that will familiarize you and your “coach” (a loved one who will help you through your recovery) with the expectations of joint replacement surgery. The class covers topics such as how to prepare for surgery; what to bring to the hospital; your needs for recovery and rehabilitation; and what to expect during your hospital stay and during the discharge process. This class will have you feeling confident and better prepared and our instructors will be available to answer any questions that you may have.
For class information and to register, please call (727) 893-6092.