Linden Tree Photography B. Karp 007.jpgThe Waldorf School of Atlanta is grateful to have Ben Karp, president and owner of Georgia CPR in our community!   Please read his article below and come to the class on March 30, 2015.

Being a parent is quite a busy job, leaving little time for much else, let alone a CPR class that puts us face to face with some of our greatest fears. The good news is, the odds are against us having to use CPR class skills on our children or on those of anyone else’s. Having said that, learning to save a choking child is crucial, and is a skill that should be included in any CPR class. Children are susceptible to choking emergencies that can turn tragic without a little training. Knowing what to do in an emergency can be crucial, not only informative and fun when taking the CPR class with the right group.

The community CPR class is a non-certification, informational CPR class that teaches the basics and leaves you empowered to help if the need should arise. This type of class will teach you many topics, in a casual way.

Some of the topics include the following:

  • Treatment of a breathing patient
  • Treatment of a non-breathing patient (CPR)
  • Differences in treatment for infants, children and adults
  • How to save someone who is choking

That CPR class for children also includes skills that are much more likely to be employed on adults, including our adult loved ones. Did you know children who are over the age of 9 are generally considered adults in the CPR world anyway. Why? You will just have to take our class and find out.

It is important to know how to help an adult as Sudden Cardiac Death (SCA) is the #1 cause of death in the United States, by far. 350,000 adults die from SCA in the United States every year. Yes, of all the things we worry about in our country, 350,000 adults die yearly from SCA. CPR can double your chance of survival and greatly increase your chance of surviving neurologically intact. This all sounds good, yes?

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Georgia CPR is hosting a free CPR class on the Waldorf School of Atlanta campus, in the Hospitality room on March 30th at 8:30am. Come and join us – learn to save a life!