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Are CPR Certification Classes Enough?

July 8, 2011 Posted by Peter

It’s true that CPR certification classes are a fantastic start but ideally you should learn first aid. You never know what type of emergency situation you could be involved in. If a patient suffers burns your knowledge of resuscitation techniques won’t be of much use to them.

Learning first aid skills will take some time but most people enjoy the experience. They like the fact that they are prepared if something does happen. A lot of expectant parents go on first aid courses so that they have the knowledge and skills to help their children when an injury or accident happens. With kids you have the certainty that they are going to get bruised and scraped more than once in their lives. You just hope that it is nothing more serious than the odd broken bone or two.

You can take a combined first aid and CPR course at most towns. Your local medical center or hospital facility should be able to provide details. The Red Cross runs regular training courses and while you are there you could give blood as well.