Everyone knows that CPR can save a life, and everyone should know how to do it. You never know when a situation may arise where CPR is needed.
A few years ago, when I was working as a watiress, everything was fine and all of a sudden, one of the diners fell to floor and started seizing. I don't remember exactly what happened (I think it was due to diabetes), but she stopped breathing and thankfully, one of the fellows customers was able to perform CPR on her until the paramedics arrived. What if that customer hadn't been there? Would she have made it? Maybe not....
As a mother of two children, I know I should have the ability to perform CPR, God forbid something ever happens. After a few Google searches on the procedure, I was surprised to find out that simply knowing CPR isn't enough, that you should be certified in it. Apparently, if you perform CPR without certification and any kind of injury results from it, you can be held liable and face legal consequences.
I found this website, CPR Certification 101, that has extensive information on all the different CPR training courses. Doing CPR on an adult is different than performing it on a child and it is very important to know the difference. You do not want to cause more harm than good on a child!
I was happy to see that a lot of CPR classes online and you can learn it and get certified for a lot less money than I expected. There are several different options to choose from, as well as first aid training. You'll also find general information on how to perform CPR with an informative video on the site.
Do you know CPR? Have you ever been in a situation where you wished you knew it?