A Potentially Life-Saving Reminder

Hey friends!  Today I want to keep tings really practical for everyone, whether your a Heart Dad, Heart Mom, Sibling, Friend, etc.

Way back when Nolan was prepping for discharge from the hospital after his Norwood procedure, there were a few requirements we had to meet before he could be sent home.  This included things like putting him in his car seat for 30-40 minutes while attached to the pulse ox reader (to simulate his drive home), giving medications through his tube, etc.  One other requirement was for my wife and I to complete an infant CPR training DVD.  It came in a box with its own CPR dummy and we had to watch the DVD, practice, and display our knowledge to his nurse.  This was important stuff to know because it could save his life in an emergency.  We went home and – thank God – never had to use the things we learned from the DVD.  And – admittedly – over time I really forgot a lot of the things we learned about CPR.  So with that in mind, I wanted to use today’s post to serve as a reminder that you really should know what to do should an emergency arises.  It could be the difference between life and death and I’m not being over dramatic.

CPR for Infants

CPR for Children

CPR & AED Use for Adults

Of course, YouTube videos can never take the place of a class where you can be certified and I really encourage you to look into that as well.  Check out this link for classes through the American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/FindaCourse/Find-a-Course_UCM_303220_SubHomePage.jsp

This is a skill that is very important to have…let’s just hope we never have to use it!

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About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love photography and the New York Yankees. I’m an admitted pizza snob and amateur balloon animal maker. Every now and then you can catch me being serious…but most of the time I’m quoting random commercials or lines from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

Posted on July 10, 2015, in awareness and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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