Would You Know What To Do?

March 2, 2010

Recently, a former colleague wrote to me about an experience she had in her current job. At first, I thought this was just a “hi, how are you” e-mail from an old friend but it turned out to be a wonderful and poignant reminder of how important learning CPR and First Aid really is…

“A woman and her husband, father & child stopped by the desk of this person. There was a dish of candy on it and the woman took a piece but then started choking. When asked by the former staff if she was OK, her panic was clear and she shook her head NO! The training this staff had received years ago kicked in and with the skill she had developed in annual CPR classes, she was able to help the woman to begin breathing again. Her closing comment to me was “I didn’t have to think about what to do, it all just fell into place.”

A life saved, a family tragedy averted. Have you taken the time to learn CPR/FirstAid? Would you be the person in the right place at the right time? I strongly encourage all of you to find the time to take a CPR/First Aid class. The American Red Cross, The American Heart Association as well as other community resources offer classes all over the country. Do it soon, it could save a life!

“Precaution is better than cure.”
~Edward Coke

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