This OTYCD entry originally posted in August 2017.
Learn first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or brush up your skills.
Knowing the right thing to do when things go pear-shaped helps you gain control over a crazy situation. For this reason, you might want to learn first aid and CPR if you don’t already know them, or refresh your skills if it’s been a while since you took a class.
If you know how to revive adults, you may want to seek a class devoted to performing CPR on children and infants–their needs are different. Same again for first aid–the needs of kids and babies are different from those of adults.
The Red Cross provides several options for learning all forms of first aid:
It also offers one-stop shopping for those wanting to learn CPR or needing a refresher course:
The National Safety Council gives training in first aid and CPR:
The American Heart Association is another great resource for learning CPR: