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TSTC Continues to Offer CPR, AED and First Aid Training

Saturday, July 13, 2013
By Eladio Jaimez

The Corporate and Community Education division at Texas State Technical College continues to meet the demands of industry.

Through its Continuing Education program, TSTC is the only place south of Corpus Christi offering CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator) and First Aid training through Medic First Aid.

This first response-type training is required by the oil refinery and manufacturing industry and Director of Continuing Education Juan Leal said employers prefer the Medic First Aid training over the one offered by the American Heart Association because it meets more of their potential needs.

“This gets into more detail and goes over how to respond to injuries that could occur in their type of workplace,” Leal said.

Besides doing basic CPR, AED and First Aid training, trainees get more detailed preparation in dealing with other injuries ranging from brain trauma to burns and even amputation.

The training also covers impaled objects, or an object that penetrates a body part and remains embedded. Trainees also go over dealing with open chest and abdomen injuries.

The new training is detailed and intricate and still in its infancy and Associate Vice President for Corporate and Community Education Cledia Hernandez are making a push to fill the need of industry.

 “With this training, workers are prepared to respond to any emergency they might face in the workplace,” Hernandez said. “

For more information, go to http://www.tstc.edu/harlingencorporate.

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