Thursday, June 12, 2014

Retrainer - Day 4

Today was first aid, CPR, and departmental updates.  Training I've had 34 times in the 34 years I've been a police officer.  CPR changes occasionally, and for years it was 30 compressions, 2 breaths.  Then they switched to Hands-Only CPR for a couple of years.  Today we learned that Hands-Only CPR was designed for citizen onlookers, to help them to be more responsive, and that we, as first responders are expected to use the 30-2 routine that we learned so long ago.

Of course, we also got redundant training on the AED, which is a very nice tool to have and one that has saved countless lives.  The AED is a huge step forward in emergency medical care, and I'm glad that they're easy to use and virtually everywhere.

And, we learned that some of our training is going online, stuff that doesn't really require a classroom can be done online.  So, that's cool, a way to save money and to let officers schedule their training when it best suits the schedule.

So, for another year, I'm fully certified as a law enforcement officer and can legally serve the people of the state of Louisiana.  Yippee!

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