Take the Pledge today….learn CPR!!!!

CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an important skill for parents to learn.

Knowing CPR can help you revive your child if his heart stops or he stops breathing because of an accident (like drowning) or some medical problem. It is therefore especially important for parents to learn CPR if they have a pool, spend a lot time on the water, or have a premature baby or child with some other chronic medical condition.

The three basic parts of CPR are usually thought of as the ABC’s:

A) is for Airway, which consists of positioning a child, opening his airway and making sure it isn’t blocked.

B) is for Breathing, and is made up of the rescue breaths (breathing into a child’s mouth (airway)) that you give a child that has stopped breathing.

C) is for Circulation and can also be thought of as chest compressions, which is the way that you restore a child’s blood flow when their heart has stopped.

The easiest way is just look for CPR classes in your community. The American Red Cross provides infant and child CPR classes.

These classes can teach you to recognize an emergency, help a choking child, and how to give rescue breaths an do chest compressions.


Don’t wait…get out and learn CPR it is vital to your family and friends. It is a course that will and can save lives when it is administered correctly!

Call your local Red Cross…make that appointment and help to save someones life!

A Caringmom

LisaLisa

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13 thoughts on “Take the Pledge today….learn CPR!!!!

  • March 2, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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    Great article!

    There are many places you can take a CPR class. You can also contact your local hospital, fire department or ambulance service. Many have instructors on staff or who will refer you. In addition to the Red Cross, courses are offered by the American Heart Association (AHA), American Health & Safety Institute (ASHI), and the National Safety Council. There are many instructors, like myself, who teach at a training center but who are also considered independent instructors.

    The best classes to take are the hands-on classroom courses or the programs you can purchase that include a mannequin to practice at home. There are many online programs, the reputable ones require a skills session with an instructor. Hands-on learning is the best way to learn.

    Gail
    http://www.coastalcpr.com

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  • February 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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    HI LISA-LISA

    I am CPR certified!!! Great post.

    Love Gail
    peace…..

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  • February 21, 2010 at 2:30 am
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    Thank you Lisa…
    Hugs to all of you…
    Are you ready for spring?! 🙂
    we are!!!

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  • February 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm
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    god!!!yours is the cutest blog i’ve ever visited or seen!!nice post!!!

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  • February 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm
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    This is the best post I’ve read all week. Thanks for the refresher. This should be reposted EVERYWHERE!
    Thanks so much for stopping by on my SITS day. And what an awesome day it was! I don’t do many giveaways, but I am doing a great one right now. Please stop by!
    http://franticmommy.blogspot.com/

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  • February 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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    I concur wholeheartedly! When my two chicas had to learn CPR for lifeguarding, Mr. Fairway and I took the class, too. SITS sent me by, and I’m glad they did!

    Blizzard Redux

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  • February 4, 2010 at 3:08 am
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    I need to go back and get a refresher. Thank you for this post.

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  • February 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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    What a wonderful PSA. Wouldn’t it be great if all schools taught this?

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  • February 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm
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    yes!!!
    one never knows when you need to use this! good call Lisa!

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