You Can Learn To Be a Hero
My friend, Lynn, was biking when she went into sudden cardiac arrest. Thankfully, someone saw her go down and called 911. The emergency team was able to get Lynn's heart back to its normal rhythm. However, in the minutes it took the responders to arrive on the scene, Lynn's vital organs were not receiving oxygen. Those minutes were enough to cause some brain damage, resulting in short-term memory problems.
Certainly the witness should be commended for her quick call. Yet if she had also been able to perform CPR, perhaps Lynn wouldn't have suffered any brain damage. That's the thought that finally got me to learn how to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and use an AED (automated external defibrillator).
You may have considered taking a CPR, AED, and/or first-aid class through a community education program. But perhaps their schedules didn't fit yours, or they were too hard to get to. The instructor I went to may be able to help.
John Fineberg, at CPR-Twin Cities, is an authorized provider of American Red Cross Health & Safety Training classes. He schedules classes at work locations and homes in the Twin Cities area.
John is a wonderful teacher, with an easy-going yet professional manner. He keeps his class sizes small, so students get plenty of personal attention and practice. Find out more by calling him at 651-699-3333 or visiting his website.
You can learn to be a hero. And while you're at it, why not organize classes for your co-workers, your family, and your friends? After all, don't you want a trained person around if you go down?