I read beforehand in the email confirmation that I’d be doing an online course (my fave) and then hands-on training before being certified and receiving my certificate.
The online course with the American Red Cross was easy-to-follow, and I was able to screen shot my certificate of completion to be able to take the in-class skills assessment at the Tampa branch. The location was a little sketchy so hubs made sure I let him know my entering and exiting times via text 😉
I’ve taken a CPR class before, but was pretty eager to re-take the class because I’d learned recently of a few emergencies happen where if someone had known CPR it could have saved a life – was I ready for that responsibility? Yes!
We first did the CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) run-down on our lovely dummies (I named mine Fred.) The instructor was very matter-of-fact, which caused me to giggle even more inappropriately.
Since we had extra time, the instructor reviewed some First Aid with us including Conscious Choking procedures….I just caution anyone to choke around me as it’ll be mighty challenging for this 5′ nothing gal to handle stomach blows. Just sayin’. In an emergency, I will take on the challenge!
I am registered in CPR/AED, but not as an instructor. Still, I just wanted to share some simple instructions for any emergency per the Red Cross that anyone can follow:
Check – check the scene – is it safe, etc.
Call – Have someone call 911 or call yourself if you are along
Care – Care for the person needing help within the bounds of your training.
Quinoa with rotisserie chicken, roasted baby kale and salsa!