I am officially trained in CPR and AED by the American Red Cross. Go Me!
Actually, it might be the most unselfish act I have done, since now in an emergency situation, I may actually save a life. For the three hours I took out of my afternoon to learn CPR and how to use an AED, I may give some one a chance to have many more years with their loved ones.
If you don’t have CPR training, let me share my new found knowledge. The most important thing you can do if you recognize an emergency situation is call 911. If there is a true emergency, the Emergency Services will send help, they will also keep you on the phone to walk you through what to do if you need to act.
You want to activate your “Three Cs” CHECK, CALL, & CARE.
CHECK – Check the scene and the victim answering the following questions
- Is it safe?
- Is there immediate danger?
- What happened?
- How many people are injured?
- Who can help?
- What is wrong with the victims?
- Do no further harm to the victim
- Monitor the person’s breathing and consciousness
- Keep the person from becoming chilled or over heated
- Help them rest comfortably
- Provide reassurance
- Provide specific care if needed (such as CPR)
- CPR Guidelines Simplified Again, Reports the Harvard Health Letter (prweb.com)
- Certified!!.. Well, Almost (dancewithchacha.wordpress.com)
- CPR training no longer involves mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (nydailynews.com)
- It’s National CPR Week! Learn Hands-Only CPR in One Minute Flat (self.com)