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Giant Food Launches CPR Certification Program

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Giant Food has become the first community pharmacy to offer an on-site CPR certification program for businesses and organizations.

Led by Giant Food’s pharmacists, the program provides the skills necessary to respond to life-threatening cardiac emergencies. It is available for groups of six or more starting at $69.99 per person. The certification is good for two years.

Participants will learn to recognize and respond to cardiac emergencies and receive the most up-to-date guidelines for performing CPR, in accordance with recommendations from the American Heart Association.

The course teaches the proper way to perform chest compressions, rescue breathing and covers the proper varying methods for adult, child and infant CPR plus AED training.

“We believe it’s critical to have the skills necessary to respond to life threatening emergencies,” said Paul Zvaleny, director of pharmacy operations at Giant Food.

“With the launch of this program, we hope to reach and teach as many individuals and organizations in our communities as possible to share these important lifesaving skills, in a convenient and accessible way. Cardiac arrest can happen at anytime, anywhere and learning how to perform CPR will improve the chances of survival.”

About Giant Food

Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, Giant operates 165 supermarkets in VirginiaMarylandDelaware and the District of Columbia with about 20,000 employees. Included within the 165 stores are 154 full-service pharmacies and 28 Starbucks locations.

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