CPR Certification Training
Why is it that I get nervous for CPR re-certification every two years? Is it is the fear of messing up in front of the group when I’m demonstrating my 30 compressions and 2 breaths on the Annie victim, or maybe that I won’t remember that the important part of CPR is ensuring that I do >100 compressions/minute?
Either way, at OSI Physical Therapy, we are required to re-certify in CPR every two years, and I’m lucky enough to be on rotation with my team mate, Alli Mahmood. As much time as we spend together at athletic events, it is critical that we know how to perform this life saving skill, and how to assist each other in the event that someone requires this intervention.
In addition to the compressions, breaths, and head tilt/chin lifts, we were reminded how important the AED (automated external defibrillator) application is to a patient or victim’s survival chances. I walk by our clinic AED everyday, and am thankful we have one. I hope I never have to use it, but after completing our class this March 26th, am certainly comfortable doing so.
I’d like to thank Joe Halaska for putting on a comprehensive CPR course that keeps me up to date with this important skill set!