I completely forgot to mention I got re-certified! Last Wednesday evening I followed a CPR program from the Dutch Heart Foundation. CPR certification is an established and trusted way for first-aiders to keep up to date with the latest developments, procedures and techniques for administering CPR. It provided me an opportunity to refresh my knowledge.
WHY LEARN CPR? Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. So a little CPR knowledge will go a long way. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Sadly, only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. So sign-up for a class nearby and let’s help increase that percentage. A 3 hour-course can save someone you care about.
It is real easy
If you live in the Netherlands, just click here and sign-up. Your health insurance may even reimburse you!
I finally learned how to handle a AED (automated external defibrillator). It is kind of funny to know a lot about an ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) and ICD-recipients but never having practiced using an AED.