In the spring of 1983, Walter found out that I, Carl E. Zsido, was an American Heart Association CPR Instructor and needed someone to teach the CPR section for the First Responder in Emergencies Class that he was starting up at Leeward Community College. I asked, “How much does it pay”. He then stated, “Nothing”. I stated after that remark, “Sure, I’ll do it”.
For the next 4 semesters, I was teaching and using the skill sheets that the American Heart Association provided, as well as, information from the American Heart Association CPR Instructor Book and the materials that they provided. But sometime during the first semester, I found out that my students had a hard time understanding the skill sheets, as well as, learning the CPR Techniques.
During the semester break, I wrote up CPR and Choking Instructions that was simple, easy, and to the point. I presented this to the second semester students and found out that they could follow these instructions very easy and also was able to understand why they were doing CPR.
I was still using the American Heart Association Skill Sheets, however, these CPR Instructions was my version that supplements the American Heart Association Skill Sheets. Later on, it became the Last Minute CPR & First Aid version of CPR Instructions.
Last Minute CPR & First Aid uses the mandatory American Heart Association Skill Sheets and gives to every student that is taught CPR, an AHA Book, and a CPR Pocket Mask.
In the past, I was supposed to write a CPR book and include these CPR Instructions in the book and become famous and autograph my book at my book shows, but, one thing lead to another thing and that pipe dream of writing a book was forgotten. Suddenly, they invented the internet and the thought of putting these CPR Instructions on my website became a reality instead of a pipe dream.
These CPR Instructions are not to replace the AHA Skill Sheets or materials, nor are they to be use if you didn’t take a CPR class, rather if you are currently CPR certified, then take these CPR Instructions and use it as a guide and go out there and save a life.
If you are not certified, then take a certification class from somebody accredited, then take these CPR Instructions and use it as a guide and go out there and save a life.
In the past, I had my students use these CPR Instructions as a guide to remember their CPR Skills at the time of an emergency and thereby save a life. So I give this to you, to go out there and save a life.
NEW 2010 CPR GUIDELINES
The New 2010 CPR Guidelines are coming out and the CPR Instructions will change. Every 5 years, there are new CPR Guidelines with new CPR Instructions.
Last Minute CPR & First Aid has already produced their 5th TV Commercial, which gives some information about these new CPR Guidelines, and is currently showing it on Hawaiian X-treme
Last Minute CPR & First Aid will develop new CPR Instructions reflecting these new CPR Guidelines and also a disclaimer section (So check back on this website in the future).