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If you were in the awful situation that you needed to try to save a life, would you know how to do CPR?

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I have not learnt CPR, so I could probably do basic things that I have seen on television, however not having learnt it, I would let someone else who knows more than me about it, perform this.

I actually think it should be compulsory for us all to learn it, but do not know how they could police this!
by Finy
Put it on the biology class curriculum and have a test on it at the end of the year?
Bryony that is a brilliant idea!
by Fran
Yes I have because I have my senior first aid certificate.
I could try and copy what I've seen done on TV, but I wouldn't be sure I was going it correctly.
I need a refresher course...when a flight attendant many years ago I was qualified in this regard but not now..I would have a go of course to try and save someone's life.
by Fran
Unfortunately, no. I really think I should learn to though.
by Vee
Absolutely - I just redid my First Aid Course refresher, so I think I would be fairly confident to perform CPR if need be.
I have had some lessons, and would give it a very good attempt, if needed
and no one else was able to help.
I should get more lessons, it is one of those things in life, we all need to know and do.
I think you can have a look on You tube, at least get some idea. :)
Yes, I took a first aid course last year and I plan on doing it again this year so I can refresh my memory
by AJ
Unfortunately,I must admit that I would NOT be able to do CPR!! I am simply not strong enough to apply the necessary pressure.
I was a first aider many years ago and the training has stuck with me. I think it's an important skill (that could save lives) and I think everyone should have some first aid knowledge. My husband took a first aid course when we first became parents as he had literally no knowledge of how to do any first aid.
I also have the Australian Red Cross App on my phone which can provide basic training to you, and also a point of reference in the event of you being first on scene to administer first aid. I'm a huge fan of this free app and I've encouraged my friends to download the app too. - http://parent101.com.au/product-review-first-aid-app-by-the-australian-red-cross/
Yes, have learnt it for when kids' were small.
Also have up to & including Instructor Badge in Lifesaving.
Also St John's Ambulance qualifications, which I had to have for work.
I have my senior first aid certificate and am capable but whether I'd be able to or not if put on the spot I hope I never have to find out
Not really, but I heard in Norway you can't get car licensed without cpr certificate
Not really, but I heard in Norway you can't get car licensed without cpr certificate
Not really, but I heard in Norway you can't get car licensed without cpr certificate
Yes and I believe it is a handy thing to know and all should enquire where to get training, there will be a day when it may be needed, learn and be ready for that day.

Yes. I am trained in CPR and do yearly updates. Fortunately, I have never needed to perform it in a life or death situation, but it is important to know it, as you never know
I have learnt CPR but that was years ago, probably wouldn't hurt to do a refresher coarse, but if I had to do it with directions, knowing that a person's life is at risk, I think I would do it.
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