Within a few years my Baby-Sitter's Club dream was gone, and replaced of Daydreams about New Kids on the Block and all other things that preoccupies a young teen's thoughts. Besides reviewing information when the kids were little, I haven't thought much about CPR since.
1. What do the flags on the beach mean? I found a cool illustration to explain it!
|Take Note of a Red Flag and a Double Red Flag. These are VERY dangerous conditions! Stay out of the water for your own safety!|
3. Learn CPR.
CPR stands for CardioPulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is indicated for any person who is unresponsive with no breathing, or who is only breathing in occasional agonal gasps, as it is most likely that they are in cardiac arrest.
CPR is detrimental in so many events, such as drowning, and you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't make familiar with the basics.
ACLS National, the American Medical Learning Center, offers CPR courses. They also offer the Be A Shield promotion where you can do a CPR, choking, and heat exhaustion refresher. It's easy to learn and free, so all it costs you is your time!
When our kids are young we spend time baby proofing our house, making sure they are safe in their environment, how many of us take the time to learn these necessary life saving techniques to protect our families? I'll admit I've slacked on this. My husband is CPR certified (required where he works) and I've relied on him. However, I am going to take the time out of my schedule to brush up with the Be A Shield program and know that my kids will be protected, whether or not Dad is home. Will you join me?
A special thanks to ACLS National for partnering up with Semmes Savers to bring you all of the information in this post.