Heartsaver class available at GLWACH
Thursday, 08 February 2018
Story and photo by John Brooks
Special to GUIDON

Imagine the person standing next to you grabs their chest and falls to the ground, and you’re the only one around.

By taking the Heartsaver/AED Class at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital you can learn how to do chest compressions and administer breaths to someone who isn’t breathing correctly.

The class also teaches individuals how to use an Automated External Defibrillator.
Spc. Kathryn Milyard, an eye technician at GLWACH, demonstrates how to perform a proper chest compression.

Upon class completion graduates receive a certification card and leave with the confidence in their ability to perform CPR and use the AED if needed.

You might be the only person available to help someone in need.

“If you recognize there’s a problem, get help on the way, and then intervene for a few minutes until help gets there. Often, that makes all the difference between someone surviving or not,” said Brad Groves, GLWACH Military Training Network Program director.

For service members and Department of Defense civilians who may want to sign up for the Heartsaver/AED Class, please email Groves at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

(Editor’s note: Brooks is the marketing specialist at GLWACH.)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 February 2018 )