CPR Training Sonoma County


July 1, 2016

From: Allen James

Half of 2016 is gone and the summer vacations are here. Hopefully, all has been safe and will continue to be so for the rest of the year. If you need any CPR & First Aid training in Spanish or English, let’s plan soon. We still have dates open for 2016, so call or email with any date requests or questions you may have.

Remember, we provide quality instruction with a focus on orchestrating learning that includes a process on how to ”think” about an emergency and then fill a “tool box” with CPR and First Aid skills. This training prepares your employees to respond to both corporate and individual emergencies and enables them to prepare their families for natural disasters. What a wonderful benefit to pass onto your employees’ families.


Summer holidays are now being planned that will, invariably include exposure to water environments: i.e. pools, lakes, rivers, boating, and beaches. All of these can be fun but also very dangerous. Even the rescuer is in danger if not properly trained and prepared. Always match the swimming activities of your group with their swimming abilities. Supervision of young children is paramount along with giving them the proper flotation device for the water environment – life jackets in a boat.

Whatever training you may have, these four words can help you respond to a water emergency: REACH, THROW, ROW, GO. This is your checklist indicating how to respond. Can you REACH for the victim while staying safe? Can you THROW a rope or life jacket to the victim? Can you ROW a boat to the victim and reach for them? Or is it GO if the rescuer is a good swimmer and has water rescue training? If the victim is nonresponsive, call 911 and begin CPR – 30 compression, 2 breaths. Keep in mind that the lungs may be full of water and chest compressions will bring the water out of the lungs in the same way that unconscious choking will clear the airway. After the compressions, roll the victim on their side to help drain the water from the lungs. Keep going until the victim responds or EMT show up to take over.

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As a first responder, your part in this process is crucial; that is why good training is critical. We can provide that training. Remember - Life Matters

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