Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Update: AED Donation. (BLS Class/Certification Saturdays in Hayward)

Update: A donation for an AED device for use by the Siclista's will be made possible through the generosity of Precy San Miguel. Thank you, Ate Precy! Ate Precy mentioned that the device will have a small enough footprint so it can be easily carried on a regular club ride. Her wish list for us is to have active Siclista riders have their AED certification done. This is in order for the device to be properly stored and operated by certified Siclista's in the hopefully unlikely event that requires its use. It would be a fitting gesture from us to first show our appreciation (a simple thank you to Ate Precy for such an endowment to our club, as these AED devices are not cheap), and a commitment from all of us to get our BLS/AED certification completed per her request.

Per Charlene's note earlier, there is a BLS certification class Saturdays, from 9AM-2pm. This includes hands-on CPR and AED training. The fee for the 5-hour class is $70, with 75% of class time spent hands-on. At the end of the class you will be BLS Certified. This means you'll be trained and certified to perform CPR with an AED (defibrillator) device.

Note: For those of you who have CPR certification/training only without AED, your certification may be outdated, & you will need to attend this class to bring you up to speed to the latest certification requirements. The class integrates the critical AED training with CPR to fulfill the latest BLS certification requirements. FYI, according to the American Heart Association, using AED within the first 3-5 minutes increases sudden cardiac arrest survival rate by 30-50% versus 1 to 2% for CPR-only. Class address: 1072 B Street 94541. Hayward.
Contact Jeremy at 510.305.0797.

Thanks, Manny

FYI - Why use a Defibrillator? (First minute, 30 secs of video pretty much says it all.)


Manny D ( said...

I've perused through archives that Roger has kept so well, all the way back to 2006. The Hamilton rides, Palomares, Calaveras. Wow, how different we've all looked then! And if there's one thing I could give back to this group, this camaraderie of friends, this brotherhood of cyclists, it's probably to be more prepared the next time we ride. I've received so much from this club, I can only give back what you guys gave me. By the same token, we can only give back what we invest in ourselves, the life-saving knowledge, the skills. I do hope more of you sign up for the BLS class. It'll be worth every penny, every smile we've shone, every tear we've shed and every moment of friendship we've had. God bless you all.

larryb said...

Thanks for the info Manny. This weekend is no good for me. I'll see if I can sign up another day.

Manny D ( said...

Class is highly recommended. Learned a lot (covered adult, child, infant CPR, AED, choking). Happy to say I am now BLS certified. Great job by Jeremy, the instructor! Larry, just give Jeremy a jingle and use my name and date of certification as reference.