Why should you learn CPR? Because someday, you might need to know it to keep somebody from dying. Whether it’s a complete stranger, a neighborhood child, or a loved one, there are few things that will make you feel more helpless than not knowing what to do when somebody stops breathing. When somebody’s life hangs in the balance, every second is important to their survival chances and their brain functioning. Any one of the following organizations in Seattle
can get you CPR certified, and really make you feel like you would be comfortable performing this life saving measure when the need is dire.
Discover U classes in Continuing Education and Adult Education- Seattle
CPR/First Aid/AED Certification- Emergency Responder class
$45/class; $15 additional for certification card & materials
This course is great because not only will you learn CPR and get certified, but you can also learn basic first aid, and how to use electronic defibulators, which are becoming more and more widespread. You will learn exactly how basic life support measures help restore breathing and natural heart rhythm. You will learn about finger placement, the differences between CPR on men, women, and children, and how to combine circumstantial clues with your best judgment. In short, you will learn what to do in the case of an emergency. You will also be able to get a great deal of practice, so that panic won’t overwhelm you if you do find yourself in such a situation. The goal for students in this class is to come out of it equipped with the knowledge to take the proper steps when Emergency Medical Services are delayed.
Seattle Fire Department Medic II Program: Free CPR Classes Call (206)684-7274
What excuse to you have not to take this? It’s free, and taught by the experts themselves. Medic II instructors are sincere about offering the best kind of training to citizens. They know that if EMS is delayed, the life of a person might well be in the hands of one of those citizens. More than 700,000 people in Seattle’s King Country have been trained by Medic II official, and 20,000 more join that number every year. The results are staggering: the rate of survival for cardiac patients doubles when citizen-initiated CPR precedes EMS arrival. The program includes a 3 hour adult CPR class, a 1.5 hour refresher course, and a 4 hour infant/child CPR class. English as a Second Language classes are also available. All classes are funded by United Way or private donations. This is an invaluable community resource, in more that in terms of cost.
Seattle Parks & Recreation Lifeguard Training; check out the Seattle Parks and Recreation website to register, or get more information.
Seattle Parks and recreation teaches American Red Cross Life guard Training, which is an intensive 30 hour commitment. You will learn lifeguard training, first aid, community safety, and CPR as a professional rescuer. This is a great way to learn all the element of community safety and standard life saving techniques. You will be prepared for emergencies, know the proper aid for certain injuries and illnesses, will understand how to handle spinal injuries, and know AED. You will be completely comfortable with CPR technique in order to get your certification, which will be valid for a year. Your first aid and life guarding certifications will be valid for 3 years.