Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Focuses on CPR
Sunday, Extreme Makeover: Home Editionwill air a new episode featuring Red Cross CPR preparedness training. Country music celebrityClint Black will be joining the Extreme Makeover team in building a new home for the Mattingly family, who are known for their willingness to help others in their community.
The Mattingly family share an inspirational story of how Melissa Mattingly was able to aid her husband at the scene of a car accident. As a trained EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), she was able to call upon her Red Cross training to give him care at the scene of the accident. Clint is expected to demonstrate the importance of CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training during the episode. According to Clint,
“I feel it is essential to be trained in first aid and CPR, including how to use an AED. I was pleased to volunteer for the ‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition’ episode and proud to support an organization that teaches these lifesaving skills.”
CPR training is offered by Red Cross chapters – you can look up a course near youthrough our website. There are many options available, and anyone can take them! There is even a blended learning option that allows you to take an online course initially, and then go through a skill check in person with a Red Cross instructor.
Original Post: on October 30th, 2009 by Gloria Huang (redcrosschat.org)