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    Just re-upped my CPR certification today. You foreman out there need to keep up with the latest CPR & 1st. Aid knowledge. It wouldn't be a bad idea for the rest of you to do the same. But for owners and foreman in construction it is essential.
    the dog

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    good for you dog!!
    sadly you are one up on me here as i have never learned CPR. but i do know a fair amount of frist aid, but i even think that is now quite dated (learned in the navy in 1991) but i just might have to take a few classes and get back up there.

    dog did you know some frist aid that you learn is only good in the area that you learned in? this is what i mean, when i learned frist aid i was in maine at the time. i learned how to keep some one from frezzeing both with and with out an open wound, now here in florida i am sure they would be teaching you on how to cool some one down since heat stroke is much more common here.

    my point with that is this;
    if you learned frist aid and then moved a few hundered miles from where you learn it you just might want to take a refresher seeing how things might be very differant in your new area, some things are always the same though.

    god i hope that made sence
    Last edited by oldslowchevy; 04-29-2007, 12:43 AM.
    9/11/01, never forget.

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      Took an 8 hour saturday course in the mid 80's so my employer could get lower insurance rates.Unfortunately like the algebra course in high school I can't remember a damn thing,need to do a refresher.Many times I think to myself,if something happens and I do not provide assistance I'm going to feel bad.

      Whoa,Wait a minute,this just came to mind while posting this.It is my first reaction to jump to help.I'm not a doctor,I don't have a degree,can I legaly help someone without being sued.I know I can pull off discharging a firearm in the city if I have to drop a dog.But If someone desides to come after me when I helped their family member they could crush me.

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
        I know I can pull off discharging a firearm in the city if I have to drop a dog.
        whoa, 1 minute you're petting the dog, the next you're killing the dog

        dog, don't come off the porch, until i have a talk with adam

        rick.

        the last big time first aid class i took was about 6 years ago and it was a 3 day wilderness first aid course taught for a ucla outdoor activity class.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
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          I do the first aid every 2 years and the cpr every year for work myself.

          Dirty, a LOT has changed over the years. The "Good Samaritan" law protects you from being sued if you help with having had the training and you had good intentions.

          Dog, hopefully you never have to use the info you learned

          Mrs. Seat Down
          phoebe it is

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            dog you need to make sure the people around you know CPR so when someone that does not know how to do plumbing and they ask you how to do something and your blood pressure goes to high and you go into cardiac arrest they can give you CPR
            Charlie

            My seek the peek fundraiser page
            http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


            http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

            new work pictures 12/09
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              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              I do the first aid every 2 years and the cpr every year for work myself.

              Dirty, a LOT has changed over the years. The "Good Samaritan" law protects you from being sued if you help with having had the training and you had good intentions.

              Dog, hopefully you never have to use the info you learned

              Mrs. Seat Down
              O.K. Great,thank you, that gives me the go ahead,now to get updated.Anyone Know a resonable outfit in southern California that provides the course?

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              • #8
                Re: CPR & 1st Aid Certs

                try RED CROSS
                Charlie

                My seek the peek fundraiser page
                http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                new work pictures 12/09
                http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
                  try RED CROSS
                  Thanks Hawk looks like Red Cross has a monthly course for $60.00 within 20 miles of me.

                  When I asked girlfreind if she wanted to take it as well she said her place of employment just ran all the employees through and whoever else signed up with them at $30.00 for the same course.

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                  • #10
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                    adam i hope you bring the girlfriend with you to the cpr class, otherwise you will have to give mouth to mouth to a dummy aka, "annie"

                    rick.

                    adam, learn it before the big golf game. it's a long walk around 18 holes in the summer heat, especially if you play like me
                    phoebe it is

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                      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                      adam i hope you bring the girlfriend with you to the cpr class, otherwise you will have to give mouth to mouth to a dummy aka, "annie"

                      rick.

                      adam, learn it before the big golf game. it's a long walk around 18 holes in the summer heat, especially if you play like me
                      Actualy I was planning on having it before Josh comes out, but not for that reason.From what I can tell, somebody could have a heart attack trying to keep up with your energy level

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                        adam i hope you bring the girlfriend with you to the cpr class, otherwise you will have to give mouth to mouth to a dummy aka, "annie"
                        Actually, if they are teaching the latest technique, mouth to mouth is passé. They have found that enough oxygen gets to the lungs from the compressions which flex the diaphragm and it is much more important to keep the blood flowing with the chest pumping than it is to add air to the lungs.

                        http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/17/he...rssnyt&emc=rss

                        http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/healt...story/1244561/

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                          Originally posted by Disaster View Post
                          Actually, if they are teaching the latest technique, mouth to mouth is passé. They have found that enough oxygen gets to the lungs from the compressions which flex the diaphragm and it is much more important to keep the blood flowing with the chest pumping than it is to add air to the lungs.

                          http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/17/he...rssnyt&emc=rss

                          http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/healt...story/1244561/
                          well that takes all the fun away with the right person in class

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                            I took the water safety class from the Red Cross about six months ago. They covered CPR,drowning, hypothermia and basic first aid. The class was okay, although I keep a couple of books around to stay fresh.
                            THE GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF FULL

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                            • #15
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                              i refresh and upgrade, as necessary, every 2 years max. CPR (infant, adolescent, & adult), medic/1st aid/1st responder, EAD, and O2 provider. when i was a SCUBA instuctor i taught most of these classes.

                              if you've got the gear O2 & EAD are the best, with a firm background in 1st responce.

                              steve
                              In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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