Victoria College and Huvar's offer next Lunch and Learn topic: 'Stayin' Alive'

Nov. 3, 2012 at 6:03 a.m.
Updated Nov. 4, 2012 at 5:04 a.m.

Victoria College and Huvar's Artisan Market have teamed up to offer this month's Lunch and Learn topic, "Stayin' Alive."

Ricky De La Garza, the Emergency Medical Services coordinator and instructor for the college's Workforce and Continuing Education Department, will discuss the American Heart Association's new hands-only, cardiopulmonary resuscitation awareness campaign.

De La Garza will have a lively presentation that teaches people how to save lives and includes the 70s disco classic, "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.

According to AHA, nearly 400,000 Americans suffer a heart attack outside a hospital every year, and almost 90 percent of them die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.

When begun immediately, CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival.

The college's "Lunch and Learn" series is specifically designed with working professionals in mind.

"This series is for business professionals who find it difficult to juggle work demands and find time for skills training," said Workforce and Continuing Education Director Sherri Pall. "We're making it easier by taking the training to them in a 'lunch and learn' format."

Lunch and Learn participants are responsible for their own lunch expense, but there is no charge for the program.

Due to an anticipated large attendance, participants are encouraged to contact VC's Workforce and Continuing Education Department at 361-582-2528 to reserve a seat in advance.

"The response to the Lunch and Learn series has been incredible, and we are extremely pleased with the turnout," Pall said. "Nov. 7 will be our final event this year, and it promises to be a lively and upbeat session."



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