Author - kim wilschek

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Chicago CPR is the CPR division of Safety Squad, LLC.  We specialize in CPR training for parents and businessess.  Our team is comprised of nurses, paramedics, and firefighters - we have decades of real world experience. 

Top 4 Holiday Safety Tips from Chicago CPR!

The holidays bring friends and family together in a magical way.  But the holidays also come with increased safety hazards, such as poisoning and choking. A little extra attention can go a long way in preventing emergencies.  Chicago CPR offers 4 simple steps to keep kids safe this holiday season: 

 

1.  Choose your holiday decorations wisely. Small ornaments and tinsel are choking hazards for young children and pets. Anything that you can fit through the opening of a standard toil...

Posted on December 08, 2014 at 8:00 AM by kim wilschek

CPR has changed. Parents - are you prepared?

Have you heard that the American Heart Association recently issued new CPR guidelines?  When was your last CPR class, and why is this important for parents?  Choking is the #1 cause of accidental death in infants and a leading cause of death in children under the age of 3. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all parents know what to do in a choking emergency.  Many parents don’t realize that ‘choking and CPR’ are two intertwined skills. CPR classes teach parents how to handl...

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM by kim wilschek