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#MicroblogMondays 168: CPR Party

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I read about this great idea recently.  You know how people host LuLaRoe and Stella & Dot parties?  Well, this person helps you host a CPR party.

You get the friends together and put out some fun snacks, and they bring the trainers and dummies.  Everyone in the room learns CPR.  You go home with knowledge that could save another person’s life.  Isn’t that brilliant?

Is it as thorough as a formal training?  No.  But any knowledge is better than no knowledge.  It’s a little expensive considering our local hospital offers CPR classes for free, but it’s a cool idea for a social event.

Would you host a CPR/First Aid party?

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21 comments

1 Beth { 11.13.17 at 6:59 am }

Hosting causes me a lot of stress, so probably not. But I would actually attend one of these parties, whereas I avoid the other ones at all costs. Cool idea.

2 Lori Shandle-Fox { 11.13.17 at 9:09 am }

Absolutely. Like Beth, I’m not big on hosting parties either but I think this would be different. I wouldn’t feel obligated to entertain or make sure everyone’s happy. Everyone there would be there for a very good reason and, I think, not have expectations beyond the important issue at hand.

3 torthuil { 11.13.17 at 9:20 am }

I would totally consider attending one or host one! (Never one of the parties where you are guilted into buying things, ugh). I think it’s a great idea. People who don’t have first aid learn a bit, and people who do get a refresher.

4 Journeywoman { 11.13.17 at 9:20 am }

I would definitely consider hosting one or attending one. I think that’s a great idea.

5 Counting Pink Lines { 11.13.17 at 10:52 am }

Hmm, it’s not an idea I would have thought of. I don’t know about hosting but I’d certainly attend one.

6 katherinea12 { 11.13.17 at 12:21 pm }

Oooh, I love this idea! Truthfully, because performing high quality CPR is physically tiring, what’s often needed in an emergency are (1) people willing to do compressions and (2) very helpful having several so that they can switch out when one gets tired. Helps keep the correct rate and depth for the compressions if people aren’t exhausted, and the higher quality the CPR, the more likely the victim is to survive. People aren’t always comfortable going to the hospital to learn (but might be fine doing this with friends) and sometimes just don’t think about needing training (but would do it if invited), so this fills a niche. I would totally consider hosting one of these!

7 Shail { 11.13.17 at 12:35 pm }

It’s indeed a cool idea.

8 Cristy { 11.13.17 at 12:39 pm }

I love this! Would be happy to host or attend.

9 Turia { 11.13.17 at 12:54 pm }

I would definitely attend one of these parties and would host it too. I know that it’s deemed to be really important to attend refresher courses for CPR and I NEVER make the time to do this (although I have been trained to do CPR probably four times in my life now, including an infant class when E. was a baby). But I could see making it into a social occasion as a good draw card.

10 Cyn K { 11.13.17 at 1:38 pm }

Like many of the others, I’m not into hosting parties. Heck, I don’t really attend parties in general. But I appreciate this concept.

11 Sharon { 11.13.17 at 2:51 pm }

Interesting. I had never heard of this.

12 loribeth { 11.13.17 at 3:22 pm }

I generally don’t attend or host those home parties for companies like Mary Kay and Pampered Chef and so on… but I could get behind something like this. No pressure on people to buy anything, just a valuable learning opportunity, straight & simple.

13 Risa Kerslake { 11.13.17 at 4:55 pm }

I would attend, but I hate hosting!

14 Inexplicably { 11.13.17 at 5:26 pm }

It certainly sounds much better than a tupperware party!!!

15 Chandra Lynn { 11.13.17 at 6:52 pm }

Host a CPR party? Probably not, but I need a refresher, so I would attend one.

16 Jess { 11.13.17 at 9:37 pm }

I love this idea. We paid $120 each for our Red Cross Adult & Baby CPR classes for adoption, so a $15/person donation for the party is a bargoon. And you can have snacks and wine! (After the pumping and filling the dummy with air, I assume.) This is a party I would feel no guilt about hosting, because there’s no pressuring people to buy things, no regrets after about purchases, and if someone else decides to host one, more people are prepared to save lives. I love it.

17 Middle Girl { 11.13.17 at 11:06 pm }

It is a cool idea. But I don’t think I’d want to host.

18 Daryl { 11.14.17 at 4:22 am }

Yeah, I’m not big on hosting, either, but it might be fun to attend one of these parties. Certainly not a concept I’d ever heard of before.

19 Lori Lavender Luz { 11.14.17 at 2:59 pm }

It’s funny you wrote this the same day we got training at school on how to administer the Epi-Pen, the generic epinephrin injection, and the Avi-Q.

Yup, I’d attend a CPR party. Of course, if I host, I could make sure there are no nuts.

20 Nabanita { 11.15.17 at 11:04 pm }

This is a great idea. I would love to attend one!

21 JustHeather { 11.19.17 at 7:01 am }

I’d attend and host.

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