Wednesday, October 27, 2010

C is for Cookie!

Last week I had the pleasure of taking an Adult CPR/AED course here at our Chapter. However, this course wasn't like any other. The class begin at 6:00 am and was filled with Red Cross volunteers who were brave enough to be seen on camera as we certified Great Day Reporter, Clayton Clark on air! In case you weren't up at 5:00am like I was, you can catch a glimpse of what happens in a Red Cross course by clicking here. In our training we were taught about The 3 C's. Which if you don't know what those C's are I suggest you take a class, immediately! But over the past week I feel that we at the Red Cross have been bombarded with the letter C, so today I will share with you my version of The 3 C's to inform you guys on what we have been up to this past week!

Cholera - The Red Cross is responding to a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 138 people in Haiti’s rural Artibonite and Central Plateau regions north of Port-au-Prince. The American Red Cross, which is running the largest health promotion effort in the camps of Port-au-Prince, has offered support by making available its health and water/sanitation experts, and is also providing large quantities of chlorine to support the operation of water treatment plants. Read More...

Choking - Halloween is this weekend and there will be lots of hard candies, caramels and popcorn around-all serious choking hazards-be prepared, know what to do to keep your little goblins safe. Another serious danger at Halloween? Cars.

Citizens CPR - Sounds exciting and a little dangerous in a good way-right? It’s almost like CPR is getting dressed up for Halloween with a newspaper hat and megaphone. We recently announced a new initiative to train 5 million people in hands-only CPR by the end of 2011 here’s how we’re getting started.

There you have it, my version of The 3 C's. Cholera, Choking, and Citizens CPR. In no means, should this replace Check, Call, and Care, but in the last week these have been hot topics here at the Red Cross so I figured I'm at least qualified to teach you all about how the Red Cross is ready and responding! 

PS. Did I mention today is National "Cranky Co-Workers" Day? Talk about another "C" that I can definitely relate to! Happy Wednesday!