Staff Report

People older than 14 are invited to learn how to save a life at Cottage Health’s “HeartSaver” CPR class for adults from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.

The training will be held in the front conference room of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is required before Nov. 20. The class fee is $25 per person. Register online at or call 805-569-7325.

The class covers CPR as well as FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) plus instruction of the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on anyone over the age of 8 years old. Attendees will also learn the links in the AHA “Chain of Survival,” including the importance of dialing 9-1-1.

This class is appropriate for non-professional caregivers and those who want to learn these skills. Participants will receive a course completion card upon successfully finishing the class.

“Anyone who wants to learn the special techniques necessary to help save a heart can help save a life,” said SYVCH Vice President Wende Cappetta.