CPR minimum age
James Camp (jamesc@SCOTCH.NIC.DDN.MIL)
Wed, 3 Mar 1993 09:17:48 -0600
We were told by a representative of American Heart
Association, that age isn't such a problem with CPR
as much as weight of the individual is. Our teache
(teacher) stated a 100 pound body weight minimum is needed
to properly compress an adult ribcage.
This goes in-hand with one of my Scouts at summer camp
last year. It wasn't that he was too young for lifesaving --
he didn't weigh enough to be able to manhandle drowning
On a side note, I have two sources for CPR. One of my
fellow ASM's is certified to teach American Red Cross.
I also have a neighbor who works for the school district
as a nurse, and is certified to teach CPR through
American Heart Association.
My problem is that our ASM must charge $20 per student
to certify/re-certify them. The local nurse, because of
less overhead, requires only $5 per student. Both
courses are good -- I'd like to say identical, but that's
such a finite value I'd get flamed.
In a typical government fashon, our Troop is going with
the ASM and $20 per student.
We try to keep costs down -- oh well, it's only money.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City