CPR Awareness Week

I first became certified in CPR in the summer of 1991 when I was a Girl Scout camp counselor. Almost every year since, I’ve attended a training course to become re-certified. Over the years, I’ve noticed the course has changed here and there–how many breaths? how many compressions? As much as I sort of roll my eyes when it’s “CPR day”, I am always glad that I take the time to review those life saving skills.

The American Heart Association has come up with the busy families who want to brush up on their CPR skills in a quick and easy way. The AHA CPR Anytime kit is just that–a small box with everything you need to practice CPR on your schedule….including a “mini Annie” and a DVD with instructions. Tonight, after Jr. drifted off to sleep, I popped in the DVD, blew up the mini Annie and practiced some chest compressions.

The first week in June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. What a perfect way to kick off the summer–reviewing (or learning for the first time) this vital life-saving skill. As we plan for more outdoor activities and more time a the pool or lake, knowing how to respond in an emergency provides a piece of mind.

CPR Anytime kits are available for purchase on the American Heart Association website, along with a class finder where you can locate a class that’s right for you. Start the summer off safe!

This post is part of a Mom Central blog tour sponsored by the American Heart Association.

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