Every parent should know how and when to administer CPR. When performed correctly, CPR can save a child's life by restoring breathing and circulation until advanced life support can be provided by medical care providers. If a child is not breathing or circulating blood adequately, CPR can restore circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Without oxygen, permanent brain damage or death can occur in less than 8 minutes. CPR may be necessary for children during many different emergencies, including accidents, near-drowning, suffocation, poisoning, smoke inhalation, electrocution injuries, and suspected sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (kidshealth.org)
Choking is the #1 cause of
unintentional death in infants
All kids are at risk for choking, but those younger than 3 are especially vulnerable.
Young children tend to put things in their mouths, have smaller airways that are easily blocked, and they don't have a lot of experience chewing so often swallow things whole.
A child may be choking and
need help right away if he or she:
- can't talk, cry, or make noise
- grabs at his or her throat or waves arms
- becomes limp or unconscious
From the moment your child takes his/her first steps, they’re bound to have a few tumbles, scrapes or bruises. While you can’t always prevent them from getting hurt, knowing what to do when it happens is key. Keeping your child safe is your top priority.
Take the time now to become prepared. CPR and first-aid courses are a must for parents, grandparents, other caregivers, babysitters or anyone who will be caring for your child.
3rd Saturday of every month
12 pm - 2 pm
$25.00 per person
"If you have kids, it's important to get trained in both CPR and the technique of abdominal thrusts (the Heimlich maneuver)."