[Spridgets] Fwd: New CPR: Please view. This is excellent

David Ambrose stargazer1 at cox.net
Tue Sep 21 11:46:06 MDT 2010

  On 9/21/2010 10:06 AM, Shop at " Just Brits " wrote:
> As a forced retired Medic of 25+ years, I will flat state that
> ALL of this List [and families/co-workers] should be fully aware
> of the 'new' method !!  And although Certification is not required,
> I strongly recommend taking a class.  Your local Fire Dept.
> generally offers one a few times per year or knows of classes..
> Also your local  American Heart Association offers classes.
> There is MORE to the class then just the Chest Compressions !!

I agree with Ed. Is that some sign of the apocalypse? :-)

You never want to be in these situations, but if you have elderly 
parents or neighbors, you need to know this stuff. You'll save their 
lives. The classes are cheap, and not icky. The value of taking the 
class lies in learning the amount of force you need to apply during CPR.

I just finished my SCUBA first aid, CPR, AED, and O2 provider class. 
Things have changed a lot since I took it some 10 years ago. They've 
made the procedures a lot simpler and useful for regular people in 
emergency situations. Interestingly enough, our diving rescue procedures 
have hardly changed at all.

Dave Ambrose

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