Thursday, June 4, 2009

Where Did May Go...Summer and CPR!

Wow, I've been having some technical difficulties compounded by a crazy month of end-of-school year madness....I haven't posted in such a long time! Sorry to keep everyone is suspense. Thanks to many of you who reached out to check on me!

Back to business now that the school year has ended and lots of fun summer programs, events and activities are on the horizon. We're planning a few day-trips throughout the summer which will be capped with our amazing once-in-a-lifetime exotic trip to Cabo Mexico in late summer! We' can't wait...

There will be lots of water play activities at the pool and beach, so now is the perfect time to do a lifesaving refresher course....My son, husband and I have certifications but an annual review is very important in an emergency.

The American Heart Association has launched a critical campaign this month (JUNE) to begin the National CPR and AED Awareness Week. I'm pleased to help share this info and raise awareness for everyone to get trained in this life-saving skill.

I was thrilled to learn about a new opportunity for an in-home resource:

If you took a CPR course when your preschooler was a baby, you're overdue for a refresher! Studies have shown that your skills can deteriorate over time - The American Heart Association recommends taking a course every two years, but its at-home CPR Anytime Kit (retail $35) lets you practice in the convenience of your own home and at your schedule! In just 22 minutes, you can learn CPR. The kit comes with an inflatable, reusable mannequin and instructional DVD. There are infant and child/adult kits available.

Mom Central and the American Heart Association provided our family with the CPR Anytime Kit to try at home, and we all took turns practicing and reviewing the information. It was so quick, easy and convenient! I also shared this with our Girl Scout troop to help the girls learn some preliminary basics. It will be great to help my daughter when she is old enough for babysitting in the next couple of years!

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