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Note: For those of you who have CPR certification/training only without AED, your certification may be outdated, & you will need to attend this class to bring you up to speed to the latest certification requirements.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.
FYI - Why use a Defibrillator? (First minute, 30 secs of video pretty much says it all.)