encourage residents to lower their cholesterol level,
free screenings are provided. Fire Rescue Paramedics
and Boca Raton Regional Hospital Nurses check participants'
blood pressures and collect blood samples. Laboratories
at BRCH analyze the blood samples for cholesterol
levels and mail the results back to the residents.
Participants are provided nutritional information
and suggestions on ways to reduce cholesterol levels.
Screenings are held periodically at a variety of
locations, including neighborhood Fire Rescue stations
throughout the community.
As part of our Smart Heart partnership with Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services offers CPR. Classes are held at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in the Education Department, 800 Meadows Road. For information and enrollment 24-hours a day, call (561) 955-4468. All classes are taught from the American Heart Association curriculum
Heart Saver/AED CPR
The Heartsaver AED Course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of
an AED. Students also learn about using barrier devices in CPR and giving first
aid for choking. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of 4 major emergencies:
heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction.
Covers risk factors common to South Florida, accessing 9-1-1, infant and child
CPR, choking and the Heimlich Maneuver.
Basic Life Support CPR
A more advanced course for those in the medical profession.