Contributed by Precious
Near the beginning of this year, the members of Vistars participated in a 20 hour Red Cross babysitting course. Decision-making techniques and processes, safety precautions, and First-Aid and CPR skills were acquired in three 6-hour sessions. Videos were used to demonstrate scenarios which were solved after discussing pros and cons of possible solutions. CPR and First-Aid techniques were practiced on baby and adult mannequins as well as each other so that it felt less surreal and more comfortable. Our knowledge was expanded by taking this course, and we can now say that we can be confident and prepared in situations related to our new-found comprehension. This experience was fun and exciting as much as it was informative.