Friday, March 1, 2013

Pounce N' Blow Me Baby!

We've all seen it in TV shows and Movies, the pounce n' blow.  Ok get your mind out of my gutter, I'm talking about CPR.  It's a relatively easy method to learn that is literally life saving.  This technique is imperative for everyone to know so in the event of an accident where minutes are life threatening you can hop on a stranger, pump and blow life back into them and hopefully save their life.

I recently got CPR/AED & First Aid Certified at The Beverly Hills CPR Center.  Even though what we were learning was very serious the instructors, Steve and Les made it so much fun.  There was a ton of laughing going on with dozens of dummies on the floor that we were man handling. 

They are the official training center for the BH Police Dept, BH Fire Dept and the schools of the BH Unified School District.  I find it extremely hot knowing all those men in Uniform were in there too!  The basic CPR rule of thumb is 30 compressions to 2 breaths, we even kept the beat to the song "Stayin' Alive!"

The FIrst Aid training was very interesting too! Do you know what to do if someone has an allergic reaction? Poke em' baby...well with an EpiPen in the thigh.  Epinephrine will treat most life threatening allergic reactions.  As much as we love our Grandma's, their advice for how to treat a burn is antiquated and just not right.  No we aren't slathering ourselves in butter, unless you're burning it up in the bedroom, just run that baby under cold water and let it cool down.  What if someone might have broken an arm? Tie them up.  Oh you know what I mean, their arm in a sling to prevent it from moving & becoming even more injured.

If you're interested in getting certified here's the info:
Training Center & ID Number: Beverly Hills CPR- #CAo13364
Instructor: Steve Moniz (He's awesome!!)
Address: 455 N. Rexford Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone Number: 310-281-2753

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