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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Another PSA

No, I'm not going to tell you to go donate blood again; I'm not eligible to do so again until January 2nd. No, this time it's CPR.

As we have a baby arriving in roughly 6 weeks, my wife and I decided it would be a good idea if we took an Infant CPR class just to be prepared. We're set to take that next weekend. But my employer also offered up a CPR and AED certification course this fall, which I took yesterday. I decided that the combination would round everything out for me so I'm prepared should the need arise.

Infant, child or adult, CPR is one of those things you hope you never need to use - and something which may not turn out as well as you'd hope. Although survival rates are up significantly since the American Heart Association revised and simplified the CPR procedures, doing CPR is not a guarantee that you will actually save someone's life. But it's better than feeling completely helpless.

If you previously had a CPR certification, get it renewed. Things have changed a lot since I got my certification about 12 years ago.

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