Posted by ptf on July 18, 2001 at 12:57:20:
In Reply to: Re: Wow! I think I'm just glad.... posted by Steve on July 18, 2001 at 11:51:33:
It depends on from whom you got your CPR cert from. About 8 years ago when
I did an 8 hour Red Cross course it was valid for 2 years and then you had to
recertify. The DAN O2 course also requires recertification.
How many times in the past 2 years have you CPR'ed someone? Are you actively
CPRing or was your intent to get the card, been there done that? CPR can be
like driving a car or duh diving, you may forget some of the nuances of properly
administering it which can do further harm than good or may result in ineffectiveness
which is just similair do doing nothing. Oh geez and then when the family does
find out that you did CPR and the patient remained dead anyway then they will fault
you. One of the first things that will be questioned would be your certification. Good Samaritans can be stoned expecially in California.
Get recertified or just walk away.
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