Yesterday was the first day of my 31 Things Project. It was also CPR Saturday in our county.
The local fire departments and EMS teamed up to offer free adult hands-only CPR at almost all of the local fire departments. All you had to do was show up, and they’d teach you how to do the chest compressions.
My husband has wanted me to learn this for a long time. He was working yesterday, so I asked a co-worker to come with me. She agreed, so we went and learned the compressions. They were sending free kits (including a practice mannequin and DVD) home with anyone who would agree to teach five people.We decided to share a kit since we can come up with five people with just our other co-workers.
It’s much more physically demanding than I realized, and I’m not very good at it, but at least I know something now. And I can practice on the mannequin. I still wouldn’t be the first choice for CPR, but as they told us yesterday, any CPR is better than no CPR.