& Safety Services
Red Cross has provided health and safety services to people for over 100
years as part of the organization's mission of emergency prevention and
preparedness. The Red Cross is a recognized leader in the areas of first
aid, CPR, aquatics and water safety, HIV/AIDS prevention education, mission-related
caregiving and other health and safety education programs.
||Health Fair 2002
Fair is an opportunity for people to keep an eye on their health, as a
form of preventive medicine. The Health Fair involves a blood draw. The
blood is spun down on site, then sent to the lab for analysis. The tests
look at glucose levels, thyroid function, cholesterol breakdowns, lipid
levels, liver function and more. The tests range in price from $15 for
a basic test to $25 for a comprehensive test to $35 for the comprehensive
test plus a PSA (prostate cancer screen) for men. Results are available
to participants in about a week.
next Health Fair will be held on November 13th at Broadmoor Baptist
Church on Youree Drive from
to 1 pm. Sponsors of the Health Fair include Christus Schumpert
System, Doctor's Hospital, Integrated Health Systems, Irving Place
flu season, the American Red Cross offers flu and pneumonia shots at clinics
across the area. This year, clinics will be held at the following locations:
6th - St. James Episcopal Church, 2050 Bert Kouns, 9am
8th - Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, 9am - 1pm;
13th - Broadmoor Baptist Church, (in conjunction with
Health Fair), 7am - 1pm;
15th - Ruston Civic Center, 401 North Trenton, Ruston,
9am - 1pm
addition, the American Red Cross can set up clinics for individual businesses.
If your company would like to have us visit your location(s) to administer
flu shots, call Jonathan Taylor at (318) 865-9545 for more information.
Future Health Fairs will be
February 2003 (location TBA)
Cross has provided training in first aid continuously since 1909. Today,
we offer a variety of first aid programs for different age groups and both
general and professional audiences, including Standard First Aid, Community
First Aid and Safety, Workplace First Aid, First Aid for Children Today
(F.A.C.T.), Basic Aid Training (B.A.T.), First Aid -- Responding to Emergencies,
and Emergency Response. All programs emphasize the importance of prevention
as well as education.
|CPR & First
2000, approximately 350,000 people in the United States were treated for
cardiac arrest (National Center for Health Statistics.) The
number of cardiac emergencies Americans suffer each year underlines the
importance of CPR training. Each year, the Red Cross trains more than two
million people in adult, infant and child and professional rescuer CPR.
New Red Cross courses in Automated External Defibrillation (AED) use reflect
the most recent changes in emergency cardiac care.
Cross also offers a Community Water Safety Training for the public at large.
This class teaches safety and rescue tips for places ranging from home
to community pools to lakes and rivers. It also includes special tips for
boat safety. The class is offered throughout the year, but particularly
during the summer. It provides helpful Water
Safety Tips for all ages.
American Red Cross has been a leader in aquatic education since 1914.
young children, the Red Cross offers two classroom programs: Longfellow's
Whale Tales and AQUACKtic Safety. These programs focus on ways to be safe
in and around water, giving helpful, easy to remember hints for the kids
years now, the Red Cross has been training Lifeguards and Water Safety
Instructors (WSI) for local pools. Do you know the difference between a
Lifeguard and a WSI? A Lifeguard is trained in life-saving techniques and
is prepared to use them at any moment. WSls are individuals who may or
may not be a lifeguard, but have special training and hold a certification
that enables them to conduct swimming lessons. Parents need to make sure
that the person teaching their child is certified as a Water Safety Instructor,
not simply a Lifeguard. They also need to make sure that a Lifeguard or
other appropriate adult supervision is available any time their child is
Northwest Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross offers Lifeguard
and WSI courses from January through July annually.
Red Cross also has other areas of special interest for the general public
as well as for businesses and organizations. We offer courses from HIV/AIDS
Prevention Education and Preventing Disease Transmission to Babysitting,
Pet First Aid and Sport Safety Training. Our instructors will gladly
travel to your place of business, community group, church or school to
work with your organization and teach any class of your choosing. Just
to inquire about programs of interest to you.