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Old 01-22-2004, 06:35 PM
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First Aid & CPR

How many of you have ever taken a First Aid and/or CPR class?

I am a firm believer that anyone who takes care of kids needs to know the basics. The statistics speak for themselves..and what they say are frightening.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the leading cause of death and disability in American children is preventable injuries.

It's not smallpox, not Pollio, not AIDS, or Influenza... Children in this country are victims of preventable injuries.... .

We all dread the Emergency Scenarios.... "My baby's choking"... "My toddler strayed into the backyard pool" " There's been a car accident..people are hurt"...

Would you know what to do while waiting for help to arrive?...Or would you be stuck feeling helpless and frightened?....

Then there's the every-day scenarios... how to handle a tick or a dog bite... What should you put on a burn?.. What is heat stroke?.. What does frostbite really look like? And what's the best way to treat it at home ....

I'd like to know If classes are available, affordable and convenient in your area....
If you haven't taken a class.. what's holding you back?...

Is there anything that would make the classes more attractive to you?

I'd like to hear your opinions.

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