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Classes in basic first aid coming to Franklin, Kaiser

Anyone can be a first responder. You have the opportunity to learn the basics of first aid when several workshops come to UCOP’s Franklin and Kaiser locations next month.

The four-hour basic first aid class is designed to provide UCOP employees with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency until advanced help is available.

Topics covered include bleeding control; managing shock; head, neck and back injuries; burns; stroke; diabetic emergencies; seizures; asthma; severe allergic reactions; poisoning; bites and stings; and environmental emergencies.

The UCOP Office of Risk Management is sponsoring the training at the following times and locations:

Kaiser training

  • Wednesday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 712 Kaiser

Franklin training

  • Friday, Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 9204 Franklin
  • Friday, Feb. 9, 1 to 5 p.m., 9204 Franklin
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 9204 Franklin
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1 to 5 p.m., 9204 Franklin

UCOP’s first aid training program, established several years ago in Oakland-based locations, has provided many employees with valuable training. A first aider can prevent death and permanent disfigurement by knowing what to do and what not to do in an emergency.

To register, go to the UCOP Learning Center and log in with your UCOP username and password. Search for the class title “UCOP first aid” in the website search box and click register next to the class, then submit. (Note that the UCOP Learning Center will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, until  Wednesday, Feb. 4.)

Every year UCOP Risk Services also offers several sessions of the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver training course, a half-day course in using an automated external defibrillator (AED) and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Such programs have been shown to dramatically improve the survivability of sudden cardiac arrest. Courses this year will be held in the spring, and registration will be announced in Link at that time.

In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the AED closest to your workspace. A roster of staff currently trained in AED/CPR is posted next to every AED. You can also identify currently trained staff by the “AED” sticker on their nameplate or by checking the roster of trained staff included in the list of emergency procedures for your worksite.

For more information, please contact Bob Charbonneau at 510-987-9594 or, or Shaudreya Waterman at 510-987-9827 or

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