Pediatric and child CPR and First Aid is one of our most popular classes, Here's why it is so important.
A young boy in Houston, Texas names Adoniah Costa "hit his head in a neighbor’s pool and lost consciousness while submerged underwater. When his mother saw her son motionless at the bottom of the pool, she plunged into the water, pulled him out and began chest compressions".
After what Adoniah's mother said felt like an eternity, "Adoniah finally took a breath and started crying, perhaps a saddening sound in typical situations, but on that day it was a welcome sign" that Adoniah would live.
What Adoniah's mother did was critical in saving her son’s life. If her actions had been delayed, things could have turned out very differently.Subsequently, this mother is determined to turn what could have been a tragic situation into an opportunity to inspire other parents to take CPR training classes. Even though her CPR attempts proved to be successful, she has not taken a class since she was 10 years old and is still uncertain that she used the correct technique.
However, isn't it amazing how despite the time that has lapsed-she still remembered the importance of calling 911 and performing chest compressions and breaths.
This article is touching and only validates the importance of every parent knowing how to perform CPR.
Dr. Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.