Fresh Start smoking cessation program is offered once each semester. This program was developed by the American Cancer Society. It consists of four group sessions. These sessions last approximately one hour. Sessions are usually twice weekly, but they can be once a week to accommodate the group.
The program addresses the behaviors, thoughts and feelings of the smoker. Nonessential material is not included. Nicotine replacement therapy and Zyban are discussed as aides to stopping smoking, but they will not be distributed at these sessions. Optimum group size is five to ten members. Participants should be committed to attending all four seasons.
The fall program starts late October so as to coincide with the Great American Smoke Out (third Thursday in November). The spring program finishes prior to spring break.
For information on smoking cessation check out these web sites:
CPR and First Aid
Approximately 100 hours of classes are provided for staff, students, and faculty. Security personnel, RA's, nursing staff, lifeguards, and civic organizations are certified for CPR/and or First Aid on a regular basis. Several classes are scheduled which are open to the college community at large. The following programs are offered:
CPR prepares people to perform the lifesaving skills of rescue breathing, one-rescuer CPR, and first aid for choking of adult, child, and infant victims. Emphasizes recognition of heart attacks and prevention of heart disease.
Adult CPR, Child CPR Infant CPR are scheduled regularly throughout the academic year.
CPR REVIEW provides individuals an opportunity to review the CPR course materials and skills within a formal structure. A current certification is a prerequisite.
CPR for the Professional, in addition, prepares people to perform 2 person CPR and to use pocket masks. This course is directed towards lifeguards, health professionals and rescue workers.
FIRST AID prepares people to treat victims of accidental injuries or sudden illness who need immediate care: includes treatment for severe bleeding, fractures, bee stings, burns, heat and cold emergencies, seizures, and strokes.
AMERICAN RED CROSS INSTRUCTORS' COURSE is provided at local agencies only and is offered to students who are interested in teaching classes to the College community.