Re: CPR for FIRST-AID and Life Saving MB
Jon D. Lyksett (jlykset@EIS.CALSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 2 Mar 1993 14:42:26 -0800
Have all your boys take the 4 hour Red Cross or American Heart
Association Adult CPR Course. They get a certification card good for one
year, satisfy the requirements for BOTH merit badges (as long as the card
is current), and feel confident about their skills.
Actually, I'd like to see BSA make CERTIFICATION a REQUIREMENT for
these merit badges. I've seen too many boys trained with the basketball
method and have no real concept of what CPR really is.
BTW, I'm a First Aid/CPR instructor, if you couldn't guess.
Jon D. Lyksett Videographer, Teacher, Scouter, Climber
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P.S. There's a new manikin out from Laerdal that is Red Cross approved and
is only $149.00!! (139.00 if you buy 4 or more) Write me for more info.
I just found out about this last week and am recommending that our council
buy some so we can run CPR classes in house without having to pay rental
fees to the Red Cross. -- JL
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