questionsare any wooters cpr/ first aid certified?

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Doing my CPR class this Saturday. Apparently I needed a 1 credit Physical Education class to graduate.
Anyway, glad I am doing it. It is always good to know how to help people.

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I got certified in basic CPR in my high school health class, but it was only good for 6 months. Then I got certified in the healthcare provider CPR because I took a medical vocational program that involved an internship at a hospital, which required it. However it also expired, last month.

If the situation came up that I was the only one who could help, I would definitely try.

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Nope. Wouldn't even consider it due to not wanting to be sued.

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@benyust2: Hmm, I had similar thoughts. I know my state has a good samaritan law that is supposed to protect you, but you never know. I honestly don't know what I would do.

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@ruger9mm: Well, based on what I learned on Seinfeld, a good Samaritan law may actually be used to prosecute you if you have the training and do nothing. Realistically, that seems very unlikely and there are lots of excuses you could use for why you didn't help. And, I normally take my legal advice from Law and Order rather than Seinfeld :)

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@ruger9mm: On a related note, do you think getting someone to sign a waiver before administering the Heimlich (spelling?) would constitute duress and thus render it useless in the first place?

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@benyust2: The Good Samaritan Act protects anybody who attempts to help despite their profession or training, except in a hospital of course.

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Certified since senior year in high school. It is a necessity as a lifeguard, and I have kept it up for 20+ years as a helpful thing. Plus, it has helped me get some jobs I applied for.

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@miyoshinum5: Not if the person can show they were harmed because it was performed incorrectly. No law protects that. And, it isn't that difficult to "prove" that to people who are too stupid to get out of jury duty (no offense to anyone who has done jury duty - I hope to be picked someday so I can wield the law as if it were a weapon :) )

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I had BLS, Advanced First Aid and Army Combat Lifetaker certifications at one point in times, but I let them all lapse.

I'm not familiar with the latest CPR techniques, but I can still keep someone alive 'til the pros show up. I might even have some bags and a cath or two hidden someplace.

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I was a lifeguard in high school. I haven't kept up my CPR or first aid certifications though. My coworkers are screwed.

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I will be soon, since it's a requirement to be "Clinic Approved" for my nursing school.

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@miyoshinum5: As long as you don't panic, everything you've learned in your BLS classes really will come back to you pretty darned fast.

The most disappointing part of the classes for me was my instructor who was always upfront and honest when she said "Look, the odds of an individual surviving once they need CPR aren't the best, and you have to be prepared for that outcome. In the mean time, you just be the only one around who can give that person a fighting chance, so be calm, take a deep breath and then give it all you've got. You'll get tired, but your adrenaline will help keep you going until the EMTS can arrive."

My BLS expired 2 years ago, but if you drop on the sidewalk in front of me, I got ya, baby!

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Yes, I have a Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED certified. It's a requirement of my job to be up to date on these.

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@benyust2: yes, too many holes in the good samaritan act. At my most recent refresher training, they told us a horror story about a first responder who pulled a person from a burning car. Person would have died, most likely, had they not been pulled. The first responder is now being sued by the person who was pulled from the vehicle for the injuries sustained (according to the lawyer) while being pulled out of the vehicle. Claims they were fine prior to being pulled from the car. Don't know the outcome.

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Yep. Red Cross CPR certified 2011. If I am able to help someone, you bet I'll try.

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previously EMT-I certified (worked on an ambulance) but i had to let it lapse. like someone else mentioned, if you keep calm, it does all come back to you.

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I was years ago when I was much more active in scouting.

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@csunwold: Especially when you go all Baywatch bounding across the office like Hasselhoff, and then try to kiss them instead.

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I am both Army Combat Lifesaver certified and Red Cross CPR certified. Other than basic CPR I know how to find the wounds, stop the bleeding with either wraps or tourniquet, make improvised wraps/tourniquets, treat sucking chest wounds, administer epinephrine shots, administer saline solution with an IV, and treat victims of Heat Exhaustion.

I also have a first aid kit in my home/vehicle that has the tools necessary to do the above functions (minus the epinephrine needles)..

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I'm a volunteer emt, so yeah.

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Volunteer firefighter, yep.

We don't technically run medical calls. But, it's good to know the basics because we may make a scene before paramedics, and people seem to expect we know it :-)

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I got my EMT-B certification a while back, I had plans to use it, then life decided to switch things up on my and it's just been in my back pocket. Along with that comes CPR training. It's a nice thing to have on a resume and when someone needs some help.

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Paramedic & volunteer fire fighter. Have performed CPR and used publicly available AEDs in many non-work environments. CPR should be taught to every high school student. Having the knowledge and if it's taught well, understanding how simple it is, can make the difference between life & death for so many people. The worst feeling is pulling up to see a dozen people standing around and not a single person doing anything.

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@ruger9mm: I'd just pull out my Ruger 9mm and put them out of their misery. (Sorry, couldn't resist ...)

Actually, I was once EMT-certified so I'd step up if needed.

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Yup, for work. And You're darn right I'm the person who stops in my neighborhood and see's if people are ok when they are in accidents and if they need help. That's why I went to school and why I do what I do.

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I had to get certified my senior year of high school, but that was 7 years ago...