November 29, 2008 9:15pm CST
When my 14 year old was born, he had problems breathing on his own, and had to be in the NICU for awhile. Before we could take him home, we had to be CPR certified. Since then, I have never gone back to take a refresher class, but I think I should. I've never had to perform CPR, but I have used some of the skills I learned when my youngest was choking on a bottle cap he had put in his mouth. Have you ever had to perform CPR? Are you CPR certified?
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30 Nov 08
I think all parents should know CPR and as a nurse I encourage all my patients everyday and every chance I get. It is important to note that when most children CODE- it is resp problem not cardiac- but CPR teaches you how to handle that also. If has been 14 years, you really should go back soon. A lot of thoughts on CPR have changed in recent years and those changes have helped save even more lives. Good luck to you and I am glad to hear your child is doing well.