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Learning first aid an empowering experience

Bystander CPR is key to Cardiac Arrest survival. All of the people that I know of that have survived a cardiac arrest (their heart stops) have had some element of bystander CPR before the paramedics arrived with advanced life support. I encourage all of you reading this to learn CPR. You could save a loved one or friend or a loved one or friend of someone else! Even “Hands only CPR” has been proven to help in survival rates! There are lots of places to learn and your local Red Cross is a great place to start!

Red Cross Talks

Guest post by Sandra Brunner, a member of the Canadian Red Cross Social Team and a Red Cross digital volunteer

I recently had to update my CPR/AED skills to include infants, as I was teaching mom and baby Pilates classes. I thought it would also be a good time to get my Standard First Aid, something I had been thinking about. I got in touch with my friends at the Red Cross and signed up through them for a two day CPR/AED and Standard First Aid course.

There’s always a small amount of fear when I sign up for courses like this. The reality is that you’re learning skills that could potentially save someone’s life. That’s a lot of responsibility and not to be taken lightly.

Our instructor for the two days, Brian, was really great. He kept us going through the material at an understandable pace and kept…

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