CPR is probably the single most important skill you can learn when it comes to saving a life and it could be the life of someone very close to you like you child…
Please…follow the link to familiarize yourself with CPR and sign up for a class or download an “APP” to your phone.
I sincerely hope you never have to use it but if you do…you will be very glad you made this effort.
“Knowing CPR Could Save A Child’s Life
by The Kid’s Doctor Staff
With pool season around the corner, and summer break about a month away, there’s one thing every parent or caregiver should know: How to perform CPR.
No one likes to think that an emergency could take the life of his or her child, and hopefully you’ll never be faced with that kind of frightening situation, but if you were – do you know how to perform CPR on your child?
Nothing takes the place of proper CPR training, and there are many places that offer classes. Signing up for one of these life-saving instruction classes will be time well spent. But, emergencies do happen and you could actually happen onto a situation where your child isn’t hurt- but someone else’s is. Here are some basic CPR rules that everyone should know.
If the child is unconscious – try to wake them up. Rub gently on the child’s shoulder and call out to them in a loud voice. Don’t be too aggressive in the shaking or touching – they could be suffering internal injuries. Be aggressive with your voice and attempt to get a response.
If the child does not wake up, have someone call 911 immediately. If no one is available to call for help, and the child does not appear to be breathing – begin CPR for at least 2 minutes before calling 911.
via Knowing CPR Could Save A Child’s Life | The Kid’s Doctor: Your Partner in Parenting.
Even if you’ve taken a CPR class before, it’s worth taking a refresher class since the CPR guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross changed significantly this year. Also, many parents don’t realize responding to choking emergencies are part of CPR classes. Both CPR and responses to choking emergencies are skills that are best learned by practicing on a manikin with an instructor.
I completely agree…thank you for your suggestions. CPR is a must!
Thank you also for the good work that you do offering CPR in-home…it is a much needed service.