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
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!