Becoming CPR & First Aid certified is the easiest thing to tick off any "Get-Ready-For-Bigger-Waves" checklist. Although sitting in a classroom and pumping some plastic doll might not sound like the most exciting afternoon, it is surprisingly rewarding to learn.
Here’s a resource to get started right now:
Video from cpr.heart.org on how to perform basic, hands-only CPR.
THE AMERICAN HEART FOUNDATION
The American Heart Foundation website is stuffed with a ton of practical knowledge,offering a variety of different courses and certifications, both in classroom settings or entirely online:
Classroom training - $ = variable
This training is provided by different training centers, so the prices vary per organization. Contact them directly to check on the cost, time and location. Button below gets you started.
Online Training - $30
Learn CPR & First Aid theory online with the "Heartsaver ® First Aid CPR AED Online. Need to complete a hands-on session in a classroom (sold separately).
Vinnie Jones shows how hard and fast Hands-only CPR to Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees can help save the life of someone who has had a cardiac arrest. The Hollywood hardman stars in a British Heart Foundation TV advert urging more people to carry out CPR in a medical emergency.
www.kids4cpr.org (former Hawaiian Heart foundation) teaches kids in Hawai how to perform CPR.