This was the theme of West Coast Fertility Center’s CPR training day. Our instructor, Scott, arrived from the American Heart Association to certify the WCFC Staff on the new guidelines for basic CPR during our biennial certification process.
The Staff receive one hour of basic training including some helpful and surprising facts. Did you know that administering CPR is very different in adults, children and infants? It was sad to learn that the most common cause of drowning in infants occurs in a doggie watering bowl. So keep a close eye on your toddler or keep the bowl out of baby’s reach.
Next came the exciting part of working on mannequins to simulate an actual rescue. Everyone was a little nervous wanting to make sure this was performed correctly. We split up into teams of 2 and worked on rescuing 2 mannequins. Norma and Maria were first up and they were experts in a few minutes.
Finally, we were surprised that a multiple choice was the final hurdle. Fortunately, everyone received a passing grade.
We recommend that everyone in your home and work place should know how to correctly perform basic CPR since a disaster can happen at any time. If you wish for additional information, please contact Beth from our office at 714-513-1399 who can provide you the name of our excellent instructor.