It's going to be a list of names. Here's how you build it and what you're going to do about it:
- Start with your name. If you have not refreshed your CPR skills in the past 12-18 months, put a star before your name.
- Now start adding the names of your family members, friends, acquaintances, etc. If they have been trained or refreshed within the past 12-18 months, you can skip the star before their name on the list.
- Spend a moment realizing that your CPR training doesn't make you any safer - it makes the people around you safer. Similarly, their training makes you safer.
- Now look at the list, asking yourself if any of the people with stars are people you spend any appreciable time with - alone. It might be your spouse. It might be someone you go fishing with, or play golf or tennis with.
Question: What's the difference between #1.neither you nor your spouse having been trained in CPR and #2. both of you playing Russian Roulette, but with the revolver pointed at each other's head?
Answer: Not a heck of a lot.
The bottom line is "2013 would be a really good time to get all your family, friends, and acquaintances trained in CPR." Taking care of that this month would be even better!