Special Lecture On Heart Attacks And Cardiac Arrest


Catherine Blotiau will discuss heart attacks and cardiac arrests at a talk at 2 p.m. March 14 at the Manhasset Public Library.
Her one-hour presentation, Hands Only CPR and the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest, will educate participants on what to do if witnessing either event. She will also demonstrate how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).
Participants will be able to see how CPR compressions are performed, and may give compressions on a CPR mannequin if they would like to try. Information on how to assist a choking victim will be included.
Blotiau is a Master Health Educator, working with the Northwell Health System Center for Equity of Care since 1988.
As coordinator of the Nassau County Safe Kids coalition for the past eight years, Blotiau provides safety education programs to students, teachers and parents at area schools and community organizations. She is certified as an American Heart Association Basic Life Support instructor, serving as Regional and Training Center Faculty.
She has more than 20 years experience as a BLS instructor and has taught at numerous healthcare professional corporations, summer camps and high schools in New York City as well as the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
She has experience with cardiac rehabilitation, an exercise program monitoring patients with heart disease.
She is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to instruct and credential coaches and childcare agencies in first aid and CPR/AED. Her talk will take place at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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