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What if you could save a life?

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Practicing CPR while the babes play

I have always wanted to take a CPR and emergency First Aid class.  A friend opened up her home to host a course through SOS (Safety On Site) First Aid and Safety Training this past weekend and invited me to join. I jumped on the chance at once.

Here is a description of what we learned. (Taken from the SOS website)

Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR

Simple First Aid & CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR for the workplace or home. The course covers skills needed to recognize, prevent and respond to airway, breathing and cardiovascular emergencies and other topics such as choking, and the prevention of disease transmission.

About this course

  • 6.5 to 8 hour course with flexible scheduling options
  • 3 year certification (or as legislation dictates) in Emergency First Aid & CPR
  • Includes certification in CPR
  • Optional AED certification (where local legislation permits)

Course content

  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest

The course was very interesting and  informative. It was also very hands on. Practicing with the ‘dummies’ really helps you learn exactly what it is you need to do. We learned what to do differently in cases of saving an adult, or saving an infant. We learned CPR, choking, how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and much much more.



While I hope to never have to use this training, it feels amazing that if I WERE to be put in an emergency situational I now know what to do. If my sweet baby Q, or a baby in one of my classes was choking, I would be able help them. If I was first on a scene to an accident, I would feel confident in being able to help.  I am armed with knowledge that could save a life!

Pretending to do Chest compressions on Baby Q.

Author: That Mom Blog

I am a blue haired, tattooed, hard working Mom to 2 wonderful little boys, 3 baby related businesses, and a Mom Blog. Working hard at rediscovering me, getting into shape, and trying to balance it all at the same time.

One thought on “What if you could save a life?

  1. Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback. Sue, your instructor, really enjoyed her day with your group. We are so glad that you feel confident with your lifesaving skills. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
    Thank you for choosing SOS First Aid and Safety Training. Best Wishes to your group.
    Velma Ganassini
    Program Coordinator
    SOS First Aid and Safety Training
    Red Cross Training Partner

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