Corporate Offices, Gyms, Yoga Studios, Pilates Studios, Dental Offices, Home Healthcare workers, Women's Groups, Babysitters, Sports Teams, and Construction Workers. Really anyone that wants to learn.
Classes can be customized to your wants and needs.
Instructor Lead (In-Person) course combines lectures with hands-on skills sessions. Perfect for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person classes give you ample time to ask questions and become comfortable with the latest techniques. Approximate Length - 4 hours.
A blend of online learning and In-person for a skills check. Online learning is self-paced, interactive learning, which must be done first then the in-person skills session so you can demonstrate your skills to an instructor. (Needs at least a two-week lead time to make sure everyone has had time to do the online portion.) Approximate Length – 2 hours online, 2 hours in-person
What I teach:
Are you ready? Are you prepared if a medical emergency happens in your class? I will come to your site with all the equipment and train your staff. In my training, I cover life-threatening emergencies including heat stroke, heart attack, stroke, seizures, diabetic emergency, wounds, and head, neck, and spine injuries.
*Certification by American Red Cross.
Contact Melanie to set up a time for the training. firstname.lastname@example.org
As I was driving home from teaching my Monday morning yoga class, I noticed a man lying face up on the sidewalk on Lower Roswell Road and another man standing over him. I pulled over and asked the bystander, “Is he okay? I have a first aid kit in my car.” My first thought was that he twisted his ankle. But the guy standing over him said, “I don’t think he is breathing.” I ran to him and realized right away: it’s agonal breathing. I checked his carotid pulse; no pulse. I pause for a second thought: Oh my gosh this man is in cardiac arrest! I shouted for someone to call 911 as I ran back to my car to get my Red Cross keychain that had a breathing barrier and a pair of gloves in it. I knelt down and double-checked that he didn’t have a pulse then I started CPR.
There was no time to think--all of my training just took over.
I gave it everything I had. I watched as this man’s face turned blue: I could tell he was dying. I thought, This is someone’s father, husband, friend--I can’t let him die. I did about eight minutes of CPR before the firemen and EMTs arrived. They asked me to move back and then applied the AED and gave him a shock. The AED worked--they got a weak pulse! The man, a jogger, had no identification on him. There was no phone, no keys, no wallet, no I.D. at all. EMTs loaded him onto a backboard and put him in the ambulance. As they drove away I began to shake. A rush of emotions came over me.
Did this really just happen? I thought to myself.
As an American Red Cross trainer I knew that if CPR is administered immediately after cardiac arrest, it can help increase the chances of survival. But I know it doesn’t always work. I had no idea for days if this man lived or died. I even pulled up the obituaries to see if there was a listing there.
After four long days, I got word: he made it. He was alive and doing well! I met him and he is a wonderful human and he is a doctor.
We all should be trained to do CPR. One day someone we love or we may be the recipient.