Although Crystal Pisa had brief infant first aid training as a flight attendant, it wasn’t until after her son was born that she got serious about learning.
She’s organized an infant CPR course to be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Saffron building, 6828 Eckersley Rd., in Richmond.
“Once he started eating solids and moving around, I started realizing there are so many danger zones,” said Pisa of her nine-month-old son Miles. “You don’t always know the issues because they aren’t communicating yet and they don’t know how to communicate if they’re choking. The scariest thing is to be caught off guard.”
The two-hour, non-certification session will be run by Life Link Safety Services and is meant to teach new parents about infant CPR and the prevention of choking.
“I’m hoping to learn what signals to watch out for,” said Pisa. “All babies react differently. And it’s so much different than dealing with adults, babies are much more fragile.”
Refreshments will be provided and childcare will be available for a nominal fee. Pisa also encourages grandparents to attend as practices change throughout generations.
The session focuses on Part One, which is Infant CPR and First Aid, with the option of continuing to Part Two — Child CPR and basic First Aid — if there’s enough interest.
It runs from 1-3 p.m. this Saturday, but Pisa plans on organizing more Part One classes in early 2014. To register or find out more information regarding future sessions and pricing, email Pisa at email@example.com.
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