After classes, many students are often kind enough to share some feedback. Here are some appreciated remarks.
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My daughter and I took CPR and First aid classes in February. I have already used the skills twice. Once for a stranger who passed out from the heat in a park and for my son who choked on a piece of candy. Thank you so much for all you do, these classes are so important.
Last night, after feeding both of my dogs I immediately noticed that there was something terribly wrong with Vida so I took her out of the crate where she is fed. She started foaming at the mouth and suddenly I realized that she could not breathe at all! She wolfed down a big piece of meat without chewing it properly and I knew there was no time to get to a veterinarian!
I just took my first canine CPR class only three months ago…..
I immediately went behind her got her into the Heimlich maneuver position put my right fist and then put my other hand over it and did two strong thrusts as I was taught to….. immediately the biggest chunk of meat – unchewed – came flying out of her mouth. Instantly, she was able to breathe and was acting back to normal!
It was very scary! However, knowing what to do took a lot of the fear away. I’m happy to say that she is perfectly normal, as if nothing ever happened.
Deanna, thank you, for doing the CPR classes, because I would have been clueless how to proceed and I know there was no time to get to a veterinarian!
She literally could not breathe!
Happy story at the end, but I highly recommend everybody learn how to do CPR on your canines and learn how to do CPR on humans, because you never know what animal or person’s life you can change forever!!!!
Student of Pet First Aid and Basic CPR and First Aid
I have been a group fitness instructor for about 20 years and as a result have needed to renew my CPR certification every two years. I have been through lots of CPR trainings. I first took Deanna’s training because of her Girl Scout connection, the date worked for me and the price was right! I have continued to take Deanna’s CPR trainings because she is really knowledgeable, friendly, and has a great sense of humor! I even had my Senior Girl Scouts take their First Aid and CPR training from Deanna. The girls were engaged, gained life saving information and enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend Deanna’s First Aid and CPR training for anyone from teenage years to 100 years.
We have used Deanna Young for the past several years to train and re-certify adults in our Church’s emergency response team in CPR/AED/First-aid; and to train/re-certify both adult leaders and scouts in CPR/First-Aid. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and has great personal-rapport with students. She brings enough textbooks and practice dummies (both adult and baby) for a moderate size class. After passing the course, you walk out with a recognized CPR/First-aid card. I highly recommend her, and her company: Staying Alive, for youth-groups, organizations, and individual training.
Our Girl Scout Troop took Deanna’s Babysitting and CPR class. The girls responded great to the classes. My daughter has now been babysitting often. She now has the confidence to do the job. The parents of the children can rest easier knowing she is CPR and Babysitter certified. I am also at ease knowing that she has the skills to properly take care of others. This class was a great experience for the girls, and they had fun too!!
Co-Leader Girl Scout Troop 2735
Fountain of Youth Spa
So I got to use my first aid training today. Never expected to be my own first patient though! Gotta say I was totally surprised at how much of it came flying into my head as I was in the process of getting bucked off a horse and falling off right into an iron pole fence. Seriously, the whole experience went completely differently than it would have without the training. 1) Stay calm. This one was critical because I was with my daughter and one other girl on a private ride and if I had panicked, my daughter would’ve freaked out completely and since she was still on a horse who knows what would’ve happened then! 2) Assess the safety of the situation: My number one thought as I was going down was that iron pole fence and how I needed to keep from banging my head on it. I did end up hitting it, but much lighter than it would’ve been. Then as soon as I landed I looked to see where the horse was and if it was still bucking so as to avoid a most unpleasant trampling experience. 3) Check for head/spinal injuries: Normally I would’ve been so concerned about not scaring my daughter that I would’ve jumped right up. Instead I just called out “I’m okay.” and gave her a thumbs up so she’d know I was conscious. Then I laid there for a bit until I was sure everything felt ok before trying to move. Fortunately, that was the extent of the experience so no further medical care was needed. But I seriously do thank you for the class. Today would’ve been a nightmare without it!LeAnn Blasius