I Can Save Your Life

I saved this man(nequin)'s life!

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?
CALL – Call 911 or your local emergency numbers for help, provide them with the information you gathered during your check
CARE – Provide care to 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)
Of course, you want to find someone who has training (like me), to provide assistance in an emergency. Make sure you listen to their instructions carefully. It might save someone’s life.
How many of you are trained in CPR? Have you ever had to put it in to action? 

6 thoughts on “I Can Save Your Life”

  1. Congratulations!!!
    had the training after I had my twins and was grateful to learn important skills that could save lives. Now that you mentioned it, I’ll look into re-taking the certification class again as I enjoyed it thoroughly and it’s good to know one can be of help in an emergency situation. 🙂
    Phew… glad I’m finally catching up on posts I missed… I’ve been battling pneumonia and household changes as my children go off to college; I am grateful for God’s grace and the love/support in my life. 🙂 TY!

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