Monday, February 8, 2016

CPR Training

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Today I want to share with you a different kind of post. 
As a childcare worker I'm required to have CPR.
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I've taken the course many times.  Always offered through my work, at my work during working hours. 

Now that I am a Nanny I'm required to obtain trainings on my own.
I was in need of re-certification. Honestly I hate to admit it.  I was dreading dealing with the whole idea of going to class and spending an afternoon and the money. 
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As I was dreading this whole course thing I looked at classes and locations and the cost.  I began to dread it more.  A normal class is around $35.00-$40.00.  (I dreaded it because since making the decision to nanny I haven't really gotten a job.  So I've had no income for 3 weeks.  I have had a few temp jobs but not enough to 
pay the bills)
 I got to thinking maybe there is an on-line class.  Sure enough there was.  I called the nanny office to find out if the class was acceptable.  And it was! 
Standard – CPR / AED
Only $15.95 
Was $17.95
CPR - Adult / Pediatrics
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
And on sale!  I took the class today.  I'm finished and now current for 2 years.  

Let me encourage you if your like me and you dread taking a class please consider an on-line course.  
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You never know when you might be put in a situation where you can save someones life!

My husband is a drivers education instructor. Just before Christmas his co-worker had a heart attack while teaching a class. He was the passenger in the car.  The student a 15 year old was driving.  Another 15 year old student was in the back seat observing.  The instructor realized they were in trouble and managed to tell the student to pull over.  The student in the back seat was trained and immediately jumped to the aide of the instructor.  

I was fascinated with this story.  Can you imagine being the parent of that student?  To have the knowledge and be able to make a decision so fast to save someones life!
                If you've never taken CPR may I encourage you to consider a course?  

Just google it.  It's simple to find a course in your area.  Some programs offer groups.  Why not get a group together.  Consider getting your church small group or Ladies group.  Maybe just get your family together.  Do you have teenagers?  

I would suggest if this is your first time take a class.

And, if you've been trained and are in need of re-certification check out  National CPR Foundation.  Click here.  This was a simple 
and fast refresher course.  I finished the course.  Took the test and paid and within moments I had already receive an email confirmation.  A wallet card is being mailed to me.  

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Denise said...

congrats, awesome idea

Molly the Airedale said...

What a great post!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations! Very important to know how to do this. It could very well save someone's life as you said. Thanks for sharing.


Julie's Lifestyle said...

That yanks for sharing this helpful info and for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

Lou Lou Girls said...

This is so awesome! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing this at our party! I hope to see you next Monday because we love to party with you! Happy Wenesday! Lou Lou Girls

JES said...

This is something that has been weighing on me... I really would love to learn CPR. Thank you for the encouragement!

Unknown said...

This is a great post!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!