Re: CPR training
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 12:32:51 -0500
I agree with Sheila, it is more important to know the skill than have the
certification. I prefer both, but certificates don't save lives, the
skills do. Last spring I had our local fire department do a CPR training
for our Scouts. Not a single boy received any type of certification, but
every boy received life saving skills. BTW, our local high school does a
CPR certification course as part of their PE curriculum. All our high
schoolers are certified.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33
On Fri, 15 Sep 1995, Sheila Schlesinger wrote:
> In a message dated 95-09-15 10:02:11 EDT, you write:
> >Should we really be in the business of requiring CPR for MB's, or should
> >we be leaving this to the Red Cross and American Heart Association?
> CPR is too important a skill not to be taught.The Red Cross or the AHA are
> not the only places where CPR can be taught. Is certification the issue or
> is learning the skill?
> I am less concerned about my scouts being certified as I am about their
> knowing how and when to use it.
> If the local scout troop doesn't have the ability to teach it themselves it's
> not very difficult to reach out to local hospitals, fire departments, police,
> or volunteer ambulance services.
> These are, of course, only my opinions and do not represent BSA or my local
> Ira Wallenstein
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City