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Safety Awareness - Spring 2006

Workshop Description

AED Awareness Workshop  

Tuesday, March 28
Kirby Student Center 268

 The use of automated external defibrillator or AED has saved lives. It is used to get a normal rhythm from someone with a heart rhythm that stopped. Experience with AEDs have shown that each minute of delay getting an AED to the side of a sudden death victim decreases the chance of survival by approximately 10%. The American Heart Association estimates that "public access to defibrillation" could save 100,000 of the 350,000 people who suffer sudden heart failure each year. In this training, the use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated and the First Response Procedures for a medical emergency will be discussed.

Presented by Norbert Norman, Environmental Health & Safety. Norbert Norman is the University's Environmental Health and Safety Specialist at UMD. Norbert has a degree in Master of Industrial Safety (MIS) and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).


Safety Series: Driver Improvement Program for Over 54 - BEGINNER COURSE
Tue & Wed, 4/19 & 4/20
5:00-9:00 p.m.
SpHC Hall of Fame Room

Note: Must attend both days

This program consists of 8-hours of educational videos and classroom discussion. There are no written or behind-the-wheel tests. Participants are encouraged to contribute to open discussion on a voluntary basis. This program must be followed up every three years with a 4-hour refresher program to maintain the 10% auto insurance discount. A reminder letter is sent to you 60 days before your certification expires to help you maintain your insurance discount. The cost is $20 per person payable to the instructor on the night of the training.

Topics include:
* habits, perception and attitude
* tires and traction
* signs, signals and markings
* vision and habits
* fatigue, drugs and alcohol
* road rage
* preparing for emergencies
* new law
* ABS and airbag safety
* merging
* distracted driving
* crosswalks
* driver communication

The discount goes into effect once you are 55 and older. However, at 54 you are encouraged to take this class and submit the certificate to your insurance company, so that at 55 the discount starts with no delay.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. TO REGISTER, CALL 1/888-234-1294. It is important that you specify "YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR A UMD CLASS" to make sure they list you on the right classes as there are other classes scheduled in the Duluth area . If you registered and are not able to attend, call the toll-free number so your spot may be made available to someone else.

Facilitator: Tom Nacey, Certified Instructor, Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: Faculty, staff. family members, and friends.

American Heart Association CPR/AED for Lay People
Thursday, April 20
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Kirby Student Center - Ballroom A

Maximum participants: 20

The AHA CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated.

Presented by Norbert Norman, Environmental Health & Safety

Assisted by Diane Dickey, Health Services

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