Life can change in the blink of an eye. One moment children are playing and laughing happily and the next moment there are tears and boo-boos. The American Red Cross states that as many as twelve children between the ages of four and nineteen are injured every minute. Yet what happens when there are no tears or crying? When there is no response from a youngster? This is a parent’s worst nightmare. A Child CPR Class can make a life saving difference when the unimaginable becomes a reality.
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has been around since 1740 yet very few people know how to apply it in an emergency. Emily Garcia is a young mother who was a Dispatcher and 9-1-1 operator for 10 years prior to becoming MSAG Coordinator & Training Administrator for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. “I want to help the person on the other end of the line.” says Garcia “All I can do is try to relay the words and listen to what is going on. I can’t see the patient or hand placement [of the person giving CPR] to be sure the procedure is being done correctly or even if the person on the other end of the line really understands what I am saying. Especially if they don’t even know what CPR is.” It can be frustrating and heartbreaking for all involved.
The American Heart Association claims about 5,800 children 18 years old and under suffers out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year from all causes – including trauma, cardiovascular causes and sudden infant death syndrome. By learning the procedure of Child CPR parents and caregivers alike can have the information they need to give children the best chance of survival.
There are many providers of Child CPR courses in the Phoenix area. Heartsavers facilitates a Family & Friends CPR class through Rural Metro Fire. Click here for more information about Child CPR Classes in Phoenix, Arizona.
Not only is it good to know CPR to save a child’s life, children ages nine and over have been able to learn and use CPR successfully. Strength not age, determines a person’s ability to learn and apply CPR. No one wants to be in the position to have to use CPR on a child however being prepared by taking a Child CPR class in Phoenix, Arizona can make the difference between a tragic story and a happy ending.
Child CPR classes in Phoenix, Arizona
Southwest Ambulance map
708 West Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85210
St Joseph`s Hospital and Medical Center map
350 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013-4409
Touching Hearts With CPR, LLC map
2266 S. Dobson, #221
Mesa, AZ 85202-3104
American Red Cross
American Heart Association