Showing posts with label CPR course. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CPR course. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Number one rule in pool safety with kids...

Stay within an arms reach! That's the number one rule in pool safety that was taught to us in last years CPR course.

This weekend we went over to my aunts house for a swim. The whole way driving there I was a little nervous. Last summer baby K didn't walk yet so he was in my arms at all times. This year he is walking and running all over it's hard to keep him close! The whole drive there I repeated in my head... Don't let your eyes off him! Not even for a second! I remembered the number one rule in water safety to keep kids in an arms reach of you.  While there I didn't even need to mention my fears out loud, my family is amazing and every single one of them had their eyes on Kris.. not only because he's a cutie ha! But for his safety. I never let my eyes off him and stayed close!

This summer will be full of water fun I'm sure and baby K loves the water so the second rule I want to add is a life jacket for baby K when walking around a pool/beach area. I bought a swimsuit with an attached floaty in it, that will definitely be this summers bathing suit.

Praying for everyone to have a safe and fun summer!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I took a CPR first aid course

Yesterday a couple friends and I took a CPR and first aid training course. It was 3 hours long and it taught us soo much!

I'm sooo glad I took this course. Especially now that I have a little one.
But I really think everyone should have some training on this.

In Ontario there's a 'good samaritan act' in Canada each province has it's own. Basically protects the person that offers someone help and that acts in good faith against any legal action afterwards. So if someone needs help and you can help, helping is way better than doing nothing at all!

We learned what to do when someone is choking and coughing and choking and not breathing, we learned what to do when when someone is passed out and not breathing... Taught us how to perform CPR on children and infants.

We learned how to assess the situation calmly without freaking out.. (hard part!) Calling or asking for help in a situation.

We learned the number one rule in water safety... Be in arms length of a child when in or around any water!

We learned basic first aid on how to treat bleeding with applying pressure... What to do with sprains and strains...

Also learned how to use a epipen and a AED (automated external defibrillator)

It was a great course!

I can tell you that during the course I felt nervous! And felt worried and scared about if I ever need to use what I just learned. But I'm soo glad I took this course. I feel way better knowing that I could offer help if ever needed.