Get CPR Certified the Convenient Way
Would you know what to do if your baby or toddler starts choking? What if they stopped responding and their little body was lifeless; would you know how to help them?
In the United States, we require all of our childcare providers to be familiar with CPR. This is necessary because we cannot imagine leaving our children with people who do not know how to help them in an emergency. Yet; many parents, expectant parents, grandparents and older siblings are unfamiliar with infant and child CPR or how to help a choking child or infant. Some statistics have even shown that less than 4% of parents know about CPR.
Thousands of children die from suffocation and drowning every year, and many more end up in hospital as a result of these events. As parents we must prepare to help in an emergency. Our children expect us to be able to help them, so we as parents must prepare ourselves to help.
In recent years there have been discussions to make legislation that would require all parents to take a CPR course. Those who are in favor of this type of legislation are on the right track but do not see the full picture. Parents usually agree that CPR is something they should learn; but they don’t have the time, money, or babysitters to take a four to six hour CPR course. Asking them to take infant CPR is not the answer. We need to make courses easier to follow and less expensive.
One of the best ways to make CPR more accessible is to provide a high quality online course. There are many websites where you can find pictures and instructions on how to perform CPR; but to learn CPR more effectively you need to take an online course that uses best learning practices by combining video, storytelling, images, text and quizzes. In addition to this; a high-quality online CPR Chicago course should provide a way to ask questions and get answers from certified instructors. This type of course will help you remember the skills you acquired after walking away from the computer.
When it comes to teaching parents about infant and child CPR, we need to think outside the box. We need to stop focusing on certifications that make courses expensive, time-consuming and difficult to attend. And we need to start providing easy and affordable access to good CPR training.
Keith Weaver is the owner of Heart Saving Solutions which operates [http://www.OnlineBabyCPR.com] Online Baby CPR teaches infant CPR, infant CPR, how to help a choking victim and much more. Online Baby CPR gives parents unlimited access to the online course for six months and allows them to ask questions and get answers from certified CPR instructors.