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In the summer of 2007, I had a sickening reminder of the importance of CPR skills.
Two year old Julia and I were standing in a wading pool. I was standing right next to her, but I turned my head to talk to my sister.
Almost immediately — only a second could have passed — my sister pointed and said, “She’s Drowning!!!”
I turned my head back to see my precious child starting to sink face first in the water!
I immediately reached down, scooped her up and pulled her out.
My head was turned for only a second. I hadn’t even turned my body. I was still not even an inch away from her and yet I hadn’t heard single sound.
She must have just toppled forward and started to sink. Her arms flapping were under the water and so they didn’t make any splashing sounds.
Thank the Lord that I was turned talking to my sister who was looking right at us, so that she could immediately tell me Julia had fallen.
I can’t get past the thought that what if the distraction had been another child and I had turned to talk to them for a minute… I can’t even let myself think about it.
But this scare cemented in my mind the importance of CPR skills.
In my original post about that day, I explained how I had taken a First Aid class before Julia was born, but I was so panicked during the class that I didn’t absorb the skills. I decided that I wanted to have a video where I could watch the demonstrations over and over at my own pace to increase my confidence.
In the many thoughtful comments, readers shared their own experiences and the general consensus was that we should all take CPR classes.
And of course I agree completely. Classroom CPR and First Aid training with an instructor to watch and correct your technique is the ideal situation. But if you’re in danger of not ever getting to a classroom, or like me, you want to be able to review the material at home, the American Heart Association has a solution.
The American Heart Association has created the CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program.
The Family & Friends CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program allows families, friends and the general public – those who most likely would never attend a traditional CPR course – to learn the core skills of CPR in just 22 minutes using their own personal kit.
The kit contains everything needed to learn basic CPR, and skills can be learned anywhere, from the comfort of a family home to a large community group setting. Also, at under $30, the CPR Anytime kit is a cost-effective way for the entire family to learn CPR at home. This kit does not provide certification in CPR.
They also created Infant CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program which covers CPR for babies under 12 months of age.
The thought of one of my children choking or being unable to breathe panics me. But after watching these videos, I do feel more confident that I know what steps to take if my child stopped breathing.
Clearly, the ideal situation is for everyone to take a full first aid and CPR class and a refresher every year. But what the AHA found is that the majority of the general public does not know CPR and the traditional 4 hour classroom course is a barrier to spreading CPR skills.
Personally, I am extremely impressed with the courses. Yesterday I watched both The Family & Friends CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program and The Infant CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program.
For both courses, the inflatable learning manikins come already assembled and the DVD training is clear and easy to understand.
Another great benefit of the training packages is that so many people can learn from just one kit. So far my husband, my mother and I all have watched the DVDs. I will also lend my course materials to my nanny, my sister and her family and nanny as well as other friends and neighbors. Hopefully none of us will ever need these skills, but in case we do… at least we’ll know the basics.
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But, before you go anywhere, watch this 60 second video to learn the basics of Hands-Only CPR.
Susan Marina Brown Lane says
I took adult CPR every year for 7 years until 1999. In 1999, I took infant CPR, while I was pregnant with our oldest. I haven’t taken either since then. I could really use a refresher! Thank you for the giveaway!
I took a CPR class in college but would like a refresher!!
Dawn Johnson says
I’ve had several CPR courses, long ago and far away. I would like to win this as a refresher for me, but even more as a first-time training experience for our oldest son. The tallest kid in his school, he is coming into an age where his chances of encountering an emergency situation and NEEDING to know this are increasing. And as an “oldest”, looking out for his younger brother, NOT being able to help at a time when it would have made a difference would be devastating… It is increasingly clear, we NEED to win this (or find an alternative source). Thanks for the chance, and the inspiration!!
Mollie G. says
I’m an RN, so CPR has been a repeated part of my training all along. The great thing about this, though, is that the rest of my family can have the opportunity to learn the procedure as well. I would absolutely love to win this — No greater gift is possible to give, than to be able to bridge across some trauma and sustain life — and many thanks for this chance. What goes around comes around, and your karma will thank you later…
Joy Venters says
have not taken course – would like to win
C Duran says
I haven’t had a CPR class in about 10 years. I would like to win!
I’ve never taken a CPR class..
Carla Pullum says
I have taken many CPR classes and they are awsome!!! I think they are important!
I took a CPR class many many years ago with life guard training! I would love to win this and get refreshed.
I am a Registerd Nurse , and for many years I was a Nurse Anesthetist. I passed the ACLS course several times.
I feel that new parents should not leave the hospital until they can demonstrate that they can perform CPR. They , also, need to understand that a child with No heart problems will probably survive intact if he/she is kept breathing!
It is important to know CPR, but to be adept at the Heimlich maneuver, also!
Jennifer Schroeder says
I took an infant CPR class in the hospital back before my first son was born five years ago. I would love a refresher on infant CPR, and now that my son is a little older, I really need information about child CPR. Thank you so much for the great (and potentially lifesaving) giveaway!
christopher h says
have never taken a cpr class, would love to win this and teach myself a bit
Ed Nemmers says
I would like to win; I took CPR in college.
With a 2 year old in the house this would be great for the whole family to review and keep up on CPR skills. We have had training but it was several years ago. I’d love to win this.
I haven’t but I really want to!
Paula H says
I haven’t but I want to.
Steph Elias says
I took a CPR class many, many years ago and really need to brush up on it.
Heather Sebastian says
I’ve never taken a CPR class before, but would like to!
Kathy Scott says
I have never had to use CPR.
Amber S says
I haven’t taken a cpr course, but would like to.
Candis Hansen says
I haven’t ever taken the class and this prize would be great for me. I would love to win!
Elizabeth M. says
This is so important and I am so glad they’ve come out with this in a dvd format. It will reach a much wider market this way vs. having to go to a class in person. Wonderful prize; thank you.
Lenora Garrett says
I took a CPR class a few years ago. I would love this giveaway.
I have not yet taken a CPR course, but I am planning on it. I would like to win–thanks!
Rita S says
N, but I would like to win and learn.
Brandy Stokes says
This is a really good giveaway that might be the difference between life or death for someone!! I took CPR about 13 years ago…when I was 13! I dont remember much so it would come in handy with the baby always sticking stuff in his mouth.
Jennifer Jozwiak says
I took a class a long time ago, but am planning on taking an infant cpr class in the net few months.
Hesper Fry says
This is a great prize. I have not taken a class yet.
Carol Drury says
what a great prize!!!!! I have but my training has expired
Terra Heck says
I have taken the class and I would like to win.
Jennifer M says
My husband is certified but I am not. I really am anxious to learn.
Laura G says
have never learned, but would love to
I took basic training in swimming lessons many moons ago. I’d love to have this for our home, and for my daughter to learn also.
Lori Walker says
I’ve taken CPR before… maybe ten years ago. I think it’s very important though and would like to relearn!
judy brittle says
I would love this for my daughter to keep up with her CPR training. My grandson has been through a lot being born 3 moths premature. He’s almost 2 and he still has a lot of problems but I thank God everyday that he is slowly thriving. She has had many scares and this should put her at ease some.
I know the horror of losing a precious loved one from a swimming accident. My sweet granddaughter was only 4 and still 9 years later I suffer every single day. I just spend almost every waking hour on the computer to just keep busy except when my grandkids are visiting.
Alecia Gibson says
Two years ago I took a CPR and First Aid Class in college for one of my physical education requirements. A EMT taught the class and he was strict. We had to learn how to put someone on a body board, how to stitch up wounds, how to set a broken bone and all kinds of weird medical stuff. We had a mock emergency every day and one person in the class had to respond to the emergency. He didn’t help you either. You had to take what you had learned in class up to that point and apply it to the situation. My emergency was a little kid had a barbecue grill fall on him and the hot coals were burning his skin off. Somehow I figured out what to do and I passed. We also had a test on both adult and infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Another thing we had to do was make a professional first aid kit. It’s still in my car. This was all two years ago so I could use a refresher course.
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Paula S says
I did learn CPR in the military but never the one for infants. I would love to learn now.
Jill Miller says
I’ve never had CPR training. My parents are retiring and moving to my town, and both have had heart attacks….it’s time for me to learn CPR!!
Heather Hill says
I would like this. I remember being young and watching my brother choking and feeling so helpless. To this day choking is one of my greatest fears. I would like to learn from this!
Tanya Moyer says
I had the same type of swimming scare happen with my daughter that Julia had. Scariest moment of my life. Thank goodness my best friend was standing next to me and she was an RN! I had taken a baby class that taught infant CPR, but of course, all the info. flew out of my head at that exact moment. This would be so great to own! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering!
Vicky Boackle says
i have taken a class and would like to win.
Erica G says
I’ve never taken a class. Looks like I need to.
Fresh Girl says
I would LOVE to win this. Our little one’s grandparents have a pool without a fence and no plans to build one… seems winning this would be a good thing for our whole family.
sandra kao says
i took an infant cpr class when i was pregnant with my first child. i don’t remember a thing!
OH WOW! How scary!!! I went to college to be a nurse….and you have to take one every so often so i HAVE taken it but its been a while since i’m now a SAHM! My husband has never taken one and i have been meaning to get him to! I would LOVE for us to do this together! Thanks for the chance!
I have never taken a CPR class, and would like to learn. Luckily the only time I would have needed it, other people were around that knew CPR. Next time I might not be so lucky.
Jacqueline O. says
Yes, mandatory for all Girl Scout leaders. A refresher would not hurt.
Kathy Conley says
I took a class years ago but badly need a refresher!
Amanda C says
I used to be an EMT ( I have since let my certification expire) the very first call I ever went on, I had to do CPR. The outcome was not positive. At the very same time we had a call for a woman going into labor (we could not take the call because we were working on the other patient). But that put it into perspective for me, where there is death their is also life.
I have never (thank Goodness) had to use CPR on a Child. When my 2nd child was born (a year ago today) he had pnuemonia and spent a week at UVA medical Center NICU. Before you are allowed to take your child home you have to watch a CPR video and participate in a CPR class.
I would love to be able to win this kit. I am terrified if a situation occurs – will I remember what to do??
I took CPR about 10 years ago but don’t really remember the details. I’ve heard that there have been some significant changes since then too. I get nervous just thinking about what could happen if I don’t remember how to preform CPR on one of my 4 kiddos. Needless to say, I’d love to when a copy.
I keep thinking I should take a class but never seem to get around to makeing the time for it. I know it’s very important, this would be a great way for my husband and I both know what to do if, heaven forbid, somthing were to happen.
Kari Follett says
I did learn, in high school and got my little card. I think it’s one of those things you don’t ever forget but a refresher would be very useful.
Angie P. says
I have not taken a class but intend to do so within the year WITH my family. It’s too important a skill to not know. I would love this prize!
You know, I was so silly. We had to learn this in high school health class. I refused to blow into the dummy mouth though. I thought I’d look stupid, lol. I think I just did the written part which I luckily got an A on because that balanced out my grade for refusing the other part.
Having kids though, I regret that decision even though I have a basic understanding still. I’d love to win a dvd, then I can learn privately, LOL
Yes, I’m a teacher so I had to take the class, but it was a long time ago. I have so many little kids in my family now, plus I do some tutoring, so I would love to win this very important giveaway!!
Thanks so much!
I used to be CPR and First Aid certified through my job (before I had Kaitlynn). That expired several years ago. When I was pregnant with her, my husband and I went to a seminar at Babies R Us for CPR. I would love to win these videos.
Thank God I haven’t had to use this. But I would love to learn how. I have felt the fear before though and it is a terribly helpless feeling. I would love to win this – this is a wonderful life saving giveaway!!
Becky Grayson says
I just took the CPR classes three months ago and I learned so much. It is true though learning in the classroom setting can be a little intimidating and I would love to win the Personal Learning Program not only for myself but for my son and DIL who have four young children. I think it would benefit them greatly.
Your story gave me goosebumps and it reminds us all it only takes seconds for an accident to happen.
Thanks for the contest.
Mommy Bee says
It’s been a while since I’ve taken a CPR class. This is a great giveaway. I’d love to win!
I have never taken one but need to, and I would love to win this! It would be good to have around.
I attended a CPR class before but Inever got the chance to renew my ID. I definitely need a copy of this because I have two babies and theyr’re both adventurous. Hope I will win.Thanks for this chance.
I need CPR for babies
I forgot to say that I think the last time I took a course I was in Junior High. Sad, I know. That was 25 years ago. I hate that I’m not prepared to save my children’s lives…
I would love this. If I don’t win it, I’m going to buy it. Thanks for the info, and for the chance to win. I’ve got 4 littles here, and the thought of something happening to one of them is my biggest fear.
sharon cawley says
NEVER TAKEN A COURSE BUT NOW WITH 3 GRANDCHILDREN AND ANOTHER ONE ON THE WAY…IT MIGHT BE A SMART IDEA!
With a toddler in the house, this would be very, very useful. Thanks for the giveaway!
Good Luck to all
hetal g says
I have never taken a CPR class. I really want to.This is great contest
lathres b says
It’s been years since I’ve taken a CPR class. Your contest has reminded me to sign-up for one. The Family & Friends CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program is a great way to include the entire family, and to spend productive time together.
Thanks for a great contest.
Marlena U. says
I have taken CPR before but it has been several years. Now that I have a toddler, I sure could use a refresher. If chosen, I love to win the Family and Friends kit so that I could share it with everyone. Thanks! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com
Susan C says
What a scary experience! I am so happy everything is ok. I have never taken a cpr class, but I plan to. I would like to win this and share it with my family and friends.
I’m one of the group that never has taken a CPR class.
I really need to remedy that.
Looks great – I took a CPR class back in HS, but would definitely be in the dark if I needed the skills. Anytime it comes to mind (which is rarely) I think about taking a class again, but you’re right – 4 hours in a classroom is a big time commitment for some families! This would be great – thanks!
Sharon Jones says
I have taken it twice before and am actually getting recertified this weekend…would love to win this to keep in practice and share with others. thanks!
Belinda Shaw says
I’ve never taken a CPR class because of time restraints but this seems like the perfect time to learn with this wonderful product. I really need to learn this!
JESSICA G says
Yes, I have taken CPR classes and I’m going to have to get re-newed real soon for my new job!
Corrie C says
i have never taken CPR, i bought a book at a garage sale to learn. but i would love to win.
Staci K says
I would love to win this! It has been far too long since I last took CPR. Fortunately, I have not had to use CPR and would like to be better prepared. DH uses it a lot at work as a fire fighter/EMT. ~thanks!
I actually taught CPR, but it was many years ago and I can use a refresher myself. As to the importance of CPR, I was touched personally when my 37 year old son collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. Only through the Grace of G-d and with first responders who did CPR on him immediately, plus excellent medical care did he survive. And we thank G-d daily. CPR is the first step in saving a life!
Martha Nicolas says
I, like many of you, have taken the class, but too many years ago. A month or so ago while I was putting ear plugs in my 3 year old, my 15 month old, who was right next to me in the bathroom, leaned over and fell in the bathtub full of water. She was standing right next to me then fell in. I immediately grabbed her out, but not before she got a mouthful of water, for which she promptly coughed when I got her out. Scared me to death… I would love this course. I will train regardless if I win this or not – I do not want to be unprepared when my girls need me the most.
Rosanne Morrison says
Usedto take them all the time when I worked as an RN
I took a class when our first was just starting solid foods (he’s now 4) — so I definitely need a refresher. This sounds incredible.
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The Diaper Diaries says
back in my professional days I was CPR certified, but I have let that lapse and could definitely use a refresher. Thanks for the chance to win this video.
I took the infant/child CPR class before my first child was born, but that was five years ago. With baby number three due soon, I could definitely use a refresher course, but it’s harder now to arrange for babysitting and take the training … so I would LOVE to win this kit.
CPR was part of our health class in high school. That was quite awhile ago! I would love to win this kit. I certainly need to be refreshed and especially on infant CPR.
I have taken a CPR class, but my husband has not. This kit is a great idea.
Adrienne Gordon says
I have taken a class and I’d choose The Family & Friends CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program
Tiffany M. says
This would be so awesome to have…Then i cold teach my children!
susan varney says
no i haven’t – love to win
Jessica Dietzel says
I’ve never had to use CPR. But i haven’t taken a class in 15 years. I proably should freshen up my memory.
I’d love this for my kids to learn 🙂
Angela J says
Yes, years ago before they decided mouth to mouth wasn’t as important as chest compressions.
Cherie J says
I have not taken CPR for years and could certainly use a refresher. Especially since I have a 23 month old daughter and a 5 year old son. It is an essential skill when you have small children.
karen c. says
I’ve learned CPR before, more than once even, but have never had to use it. I’m afraid if I ever did, I wouldn’t remember I thing. I’d love to win the video so my family can relearn this important skill.
I haven’t taken a CPR class in at least 15 years, I think just because of the time commitment. The video course sounds wonderful!
Sandy F. says
I took a class years ago when I was a lifegaurd. Now that I have 2 littles ones, this would be great for my husband who has never taken a class, and for me to brush up on . Thanks!
Susan Park says
I’ve taken CPR classes 3 or 4 times, but with the last one being about 5 years ago, I find I STILL am not sure what to do. I would love to have the video and manikin to use as a refresher course and to share with family members.
Estelle S says
I’ve taken CPR classes, but it was years ago. I’d really like to win this to help me refresh my skills again.
I took a CPR class when my first child was born and could certainly use a refresher, as could the rest of my family! Thanks so much for offering this — it is so important!
Lisa L. says
great thing to learn!
Lisa in ME says
I actually took a First Responders course in college but that was over 10 years ago. I was certified for CPR & first aid then. I’m actually planning on taking a CPR course in November through a local adult ed. I’d love to be put in the drawing for the video kit though. It would be great to use with my family! :-)Thanks!
Jenn S. says
I am currently certified in child and adult first aid and CPR. I would love to have a refresher in them and also learn about infant. Sounds great.
Teresa Wilcox says
I’ve never had any real classes. I had short class with my new mommy classes, but I am terrified something will happen to my son, and I won’t be able to help him. See,I choked once and nobody knew what to do. Everyone just stared at me. I remember looking at everyone and thinking this is where I am going to die. Luckily, something inside told me to relax, and then swallow hard and the food went down, but it really scared me. So I’m a little more frightened of my son choking than most people probably are. I don’t really know where to put my hands if he chokes. I’m a little more confident about CPR, but it’s still hazy. I’ve watched videos before but I’d really like something to practice on that shows you where to put your hands. I could REALLY use these kits. My son is 15 months old and in that stage where he will put anything in his mouth. So please consider me.
Gina Stratos says
I’ve never taken CPR classes and would love to win.
I need to take refresher course, since it’s been 2 years…
I’ve always wanted to learn and would love to win!
Stacey Shehorn says
I had taken CPR many years ago but need to refresh my skills. This is a great and practical gift.
I would love this. I haven’t ever used CPR, but I have been cerified before, but this was years ago. I need to refresh.
It’s been MANY years since I certified at the Red Cross. I am in dire need of a refresher course!
Yes I have and recommend all take refresher classes, and if you have a teen in the house for them to take a class….I have used it severeal times so yes it is important
Michelle Rosborough says
I took a class 19 years ago
Karen Gonyea says
Haven’t yet. Would like to win 🙂
No, I haven’t. Yes, I’d like to win.
I have to say, this sounds like a fabulous product! I tend to have a very poor memory for things I’m not constantly using. We took a CPR course as part of our pre-adoption work about 18 months – 2 years ago, and though I remember the basics, I’d probably panic if the time came to use those rusty skills. If I had the Family & Friends set on hand, I’d try to watch it and refresh my skills every month or so. If I don’t win one, I’ll have to buy one for our own family. Thanks!
Mrs. H says
I have taken a class before, um, about 8 yrs ago (before kids)! This at-home sounds great. I’d love to be able to share it w/ friends. What a wonderful idea. The certification’s not important to me, but knowing the skills sure is!
Ive never taken a cpr class and it does scare me. I would love to learn it.
Roseann Kies says
I’ve never taken a CPR class before, so I’d like to read this book ! Thanks.
The Gang says
The hubby and I took classes when we were volunteer youth leaders at our local church and again when we were expecting #1. That was 14 years ago. We have been talking about taking another course, now that we have a pool and lots and lots of company. Plus, with a new baby in the house, and all the babysitting our son does for family and friends, this dvd set would get a lot of use by our gang!
The last time I took CPR, it was over 9 years ago during my Senior year of high school. I have four kiddos now, ages 5,4, 2 & 1. I am also a labor doula, with aspirations to midwifery. A course like this would be amazingly helpful to me!
I believe it was in about 1970 that I took a CPR certification class. A refresher is looooooooong overdue. Thanks for the chance to receive a copy of the The Family & Friends CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program and The Infant CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program.
I had to use the Heimlich on my infant son 28 years ago.
I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot lately, so I’m really glad you posted it. I took a CPR class when I was pregnant, but I don’t think I remember much of it. It scares me think that I wouldn’t know what to do if my son needed help – he’s almost choked a few times and every time I’ve just panicked, not knowing what to do. Thankfully, each time he was okay. I would LOVE to win this.
I took a class in high school, but 15 years and 5 kids later……I am not as confident. I would love to win this.
I am currently certified but I would love to share this info with my hubby and the rest of my family – none of us is immune. Thanks for the givewaway.
I have never taken a CPR class and would like to win the DVDs. In addition to being important for my own family, the DVDs would be helpful to show to our nursery and toddler workers at church.
Halloween Doll Clothes Gal says
This is such an important function – glad to see that you are supporting it.
It’s been a few years since I’ve taken CPR and I need a refresher. I hope I never have to use it, but I would feel better with a refresher.
My son was born with a cleft palate and he was apirating everything that went into his mouth. One day he aspirated on some medicine and completely stopped breathing. He was only three weeks old. Thank goodness I knew CPR. He’s now a healthy happy 3 1/2 year old!
I HAVE taken a course, but it’s been about 6 years now . . and definitely not done it since having a child. It’s something I’ve been wanting my husband and I to do together, but we just haven’t gotten to it yet – lame excuse, I know. Anyway . . . I have a very curious 10 mo. old boy who LOVES the water, and your story just freaks me out. It’s really scary how quickly they can move and get into (or fall into) things! I would love to win one of your sets and Oct. 11th is my 30th bday!! What a great gift it would be (for my entire family)!!
I’d like these as we’re now taking over the church’s nursery care. FireDad can’t be with me every Sunday so this would be beneficial.
I took a CPR course from the local fire department; they offered it free to my women’s service group after we had donated to their project to place defibrillators in public areas around town. Like you, though, I really wish I had an easier way to refresh my memory than the booklets they gave me — I would love to win the Family & Friends Program!
I would ABSOLUTELY love to win a copy — and thank you so much for the chance. I have taken CPR a few times, but the last was around the time of the birth of our first child — who is about to turn 9! It is such a necessary and invaluable tool — this would be perfect!
I have 2 small children, and although I have never had to do CPR, I do worry about my lack of knowledge if it were to happen. I personally have needed the Heimlich maneuver 2x, and don’t know how to do that either. I would love a copy of this, also to share with my Mom, who owns her own pre-school. Would be nice to have the copy around for refreshers for the staff. Thanks for making me aware there is something out there like this, and I’m glad your daughter was ok!
i took the class when i wa spregnant with my first, but i could use a refresher. the wee one is always getting into something and i worry one day he will get into real trouble.
I have taken a Red Cross CPR course, but like you said, it’s something important enough to need that refresher. I have a three year old and a ten month old and I would love to be able to take the refresher course in my home and share it with my babysitters and friends. Thanks for the opportunity, and thanks again for sharing your story!
We were just talking about CPR yesterday at our weekly playgroup…how we all needed to know how to do it.
I took a class when my daughter was born. She was a preemie and we had to take the class before she could come home. It is amazing how much I have already forgotten in the short 5 years. You think it would be cemeted in but no…I need a refresher course.
I hope I win!
I took 2 courses in High School, but that was 8 years ago. I also had to watch a short video each time I gave birth to my sons. But to tell you the truth I had other things on my mind at that time that I realy didn’t watch. .
I know that, I really should know how to do it, if not for my own children but for someone else. I am very greatful to some stranger (Hero) that gave my father CPR after a motorcycle crash. My father didn’t make it but that person bought my father enough time for his family to say good bye before he passed.
I hope that I never have to use it but if I can help another family like that stranger (Hero) did for mine it would be worth the time.
I was trained LONG ago and have never had to use it. This is a great giveaway.
I have to state the obvious…those people in that picture look a little too happy and not nearly panicked enough to be performing CPR.
Wow..what a wonderful thing to win. Sign me up!
I’ve never had to use it, but I’ve had training twice, once as a lifeguard and once as part of a getting ready for baby class.
Pam D says
I have never taken a CPR course and recently have been saying I really should. My husband is at risk for a heart attack and I want to be prepared for him, or a freind or neighbor, or even stranger. The training course with DVD seems like a very good idea.
Unfortunately I have had to use my CPR training. I would love to see these as a refresher and then give them to my mom who is a doula so she can share the infant video with her clients.
I took a CPR class as a kid (maybe thirteen or fourteen) because I worked the summer at a day camp and it was required. I was certified then and have never gone back to renew my certification. I think of it often and know it is something I need to do.
Oh that is a good idea to have for babysitters and as a refresher!
I took a CPR class in high school…which was about 12 years ago! I definitely need a refresher as we just adopted our first baby and I want to be prepared, just in case.
Gosh, that’s a great giveaway! I took a CPR class while I was pregnant, but I really feel like I’ve forgotten so much of it. I would love an at home learning system to refresh my memory every so often.
One Mom says
There’s always something a Grandma can still learn…and then share with her DIL’s. A great idea to be able to learn this at home!
I have had to save my daughter from choking when she was a baby. I updated my CPR last year when I was learning to be an aerobics instructor and my daughter who is now 13 took it last year for the Red Cross Babysitting Course.
I took a CPR course about 12 years ago in high school and I never renewed. I should have, though. I have three kids of my own plus I babysit 3 more, including an infant.
Bonnie Walker says
I haven’t taken a class in years either and I would love to have a refresher that I could do at home!
Organizing Mommy says
CPR is great to know. I just had a class on it at the Y.
I haven’t taken CPR in years and years, but with two young children it is a good thing to know. I would love to win a copy of these, what a wonderful useful giveaway!
i am one of those who need to take the class but enevitable never will. I have been meaning to take them since we had our first child in 2005 but never have time. This would be a wonderful thing for us.
I guess my first comment didn’t go through. 🙁
I took a CPR and first aid class 10 years ago, but since having kids I haven’t been recertified. I just don’t seem to be able to find the time to take a class and still juggle three little boys aged 5 and under and one little boy on the way! This would be perfect for my husband and I, and anyone else in our family who wanted to join in. I was thinking it would even be great to bring to church for all of the child care workers there.
Thanks so much for hosting these great safety give aways!
Janelle D says
Had a class in high school but that’s it. With two kids, I’ve been meaning to take a refresher…but that just hasn’t happened. The kit would be helpful!
I have never taken a CPR class, and it bothers me that I would be so ill-prepared in case of an emergency. I think this is one of the most important giveaways that ya’ll have ever done…thank you!
Laura W says
It was mandatory to be CPR certified while working at a hospital, but since becoming a stay-at-homer I’ve gotten pretty rusty. Count me in! 🙂
This kit would help me out. My husband is CPR certified, but I am not trained.
Jessica Stier says
I have learned CPR but the most recent time was over 12 years ago. My time flies! But that means my skills are probably totally rusty. I would love to win a copy of the Family and Friends set. I cringe inside thinking about what would happen if my kids needed it and I couldn’t remember.
This is wonderful. I am adult certified in CPR for work, but not with children. This would be very beneficial.
You know, Im a Mom to two, but I would be in a panick if I ever had to perform CPR. I keep telling myself that I NEED to take a class. This kit would help, thats for sure!
I took a CPR class when I was working in Daycare, but that was over 7 years ago. I could definitely use a refresher. But Michael has never taken one & we could benefit from it, for sure. We had our own scare, when our now 2 yr old was first eating table food & she use to choke all the time. It was scary. You can never be prepared enough.
Amy from Occupation: Mommy says
I have never taken CPR, and I would love the DVDs. I have three daughters 6 and under.
Each year I take the CPR class. I always carry the “kit” that they give us, the mouth protector, and gloves. You never know when you might need it. I’ve been thankful that I haven’t had to use it, but I’m always prepared.
Monkey Giggles says
Yes, when I had to work outside the home it was a requirement for my employment. That was many many (many) years ago. I would love to have a refresher course. Thank you for the chance to win.
Sarah at themommylogues says
I have not had a class since high school (well over 10 years ago). I would love to do this. With 2 busy girls, I worry I could need it.
Judy J. says
The loss of my nephew in a swimming accident recently pressed home to me the importance of everyone knowing CPR. A CPR DVD course is just what my family needs. If I win, I promise to pass it on to others!
I took a class just before our oldest was born…but I have to admit that I wouldn’t have a clue what to do in an emergency.
Hi I have two children ages 2yrs and 6 months and I have a small daycare at my house. I took a CPR and First Aid course a few years ago. I would love to win the at home learning kit so I can go over it as well as my husband.
I took a class about 9 years ago, but could definitely use an update!
I haven’t had to use CPR, thank God, but I’ve given the Heimlich maneuver several times. A kid that I worked with choked on a hot dog, and I had to do the real thing on him. I was fine immediately afterwards, but after about 5 minutes my adrenaline went nuts and I felt dizzy and sick for about 20 minutes. My daughter had some bizarre throat anatomy or something that caused her to choke a TON between starting solid food and her second birthday. I did back blows on her more times than I care to remember. She’s fine, though, and it got to be routine.
I took infant CPR before my kids were born, and I have taken several CPR/first aid courses in the past. I think everyone should be required to take a class in CPR before they graduate from high school, personally.
Amy @ http://prettybabies.blogspot.com
i’d love a great cpr reminder!
When my son was born, I asked to see the infant CPR video twice, because I was so nervous, I wasn’t absorbing anything. Now my kids are 3 and 4. I would love to have a DVD I could watch at my own pace and use as a refresher whenever I needed it.
Hillary - The Queen I Am Not says
I learned basic CPR years ago when I went through a babysitting training. I’m long overdue for a refresher. I’d definitely like a copy of this!
Ashley - The Adventures of Supermom says
I have taken the class but it has been years (shame on me!). I’m a mom of a little girl who doesn’t chew her food fully, which has required me to the do the heimlich maneuver twice. I’d love to win a copy of this 🙂