05.27.13

Make Monday Matter....Learn CPR

Posted by Christina // 4 Replies

Hopefully you are relaxing by a body of water, with a cabana boy bringing you mojitos and waving palm leaves over you.

We are in our own kind of paradise, cheering on our hometown baseball team.

Where ever this holiday is taking you, I hope it is full of laughs….the kind that make your belly hurt.  The kind that leak out a little snort-chuckle.  The kind that might-maybe make you drool a little.  Those are the best kind.

Today’s MMM Challenge is a little less laughtastic, and a little more life-saving. monday matters learn some cpr Don’t want to scare you but 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, and after only 4-6 minutes the victim will experience brain death.  Now imagine if that is your spouse, or dad, or child.  Sorry I said I didn’t want to scare you.  Puppies and rainbows, and colorful unicorns.  Better?

So I want you to take a very simple step, a class that could save a life.

I got CPR certified about a month ago, the whole class only took a couple of hours and it was a workout.  Seriously, I worked up a sweat trying to bring that dummy back to life.  If nothing else, just do it to burn calories.  Kidding of course, but CPR was a lot harder than Wendy Peffercorn made it look.

Apparently, they have recently changed the technique so if you haven’t been in a while you should get on that.  Call your local hospital to find a class, and bring a friend.  I mean what if it is you that needs CPR, right?

If you aren’t convinced already, I will leave you with this nugget of information…CPR can double a victim’s chance of survival.  Double it.

Are you CPR certified or are you planning on getting certified?
Anyone else worried about how exhausted they were after one minute of CPR?
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4 thoughts on “Make Monday Matter….Learn CPR

  1. theresa a.

    i am BLS and NRP (aka CPR…basic life support is what us medical folk like to say, we’re very in to acronyms haha. NRP is basically the neonatal/baby specific version of CPR which is necessary for the NICU. there i go with more acronyms. told ya.) certified! sort of because i have to be for my job. but i think it is a great idea that you’re suggesting it for everyone. just being familiar with an AED can help, since they are located in so many public places nowadays.

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    1. Christina Post author

      I was lucky and my employer offered a class (I was hoping to get AED certified, but they didn’t offer it because we don’t have one in our building). It was such an informative class, and hardly took any time at all so I thought why aren’t more people certified. ESPECIALLY once I realized how tiring it can be! It would be good to have several people rotating in a real emergency.

      My job is all about the acronyms too 🙂

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  2. Serah

    Tornado hit ten minutes from home last week. Made me realize I need to learn basic survival skills. Emergencies DO happen and I NEED to be prepared.

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