I am often asked how long a CPR class is. Typically they can run anywhere from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. It depends on the size of the class and the material covered. My classes due to run the full length of time because I like to provide a lot of hands on time and I want to make sure everyone's questions are answered. Some instructors or training sites may list their classes as only 2 hours. My guess is that they have much smaller classes or a lot more CPR equipment than I have.
No matter what the length of the course. A good CPR class should have the following components:
Hands on practice. Just watching a demonstration of a skill is not the same as learning it. Each participant in the class should have hands on practice time. Questions and answers. If you have a question the instructor should answer it. Keep in mind that while instructors do go through training to teach CPR, we aren't perfect and we don't know the answer to every question that could possibly be asked.…
It's a 5K with 2 water stops. Last weekend there were 3 water stops.
Between the 2 official water stops was a third one organized by the unionized employees of Westinghouse who are currently locked out of work by their employer.
I only know what was posted on WMUR's website. On the bystander side it looks the union wanted to renew their existing contract and the employer wanted to lower their health benefits. I'm sure there is more to it than that, but there are not a lot of articles explaining their stalemate.
Westinghouse has a facility at the Pease Tradeport where the race was held. The union set up tables and handed water out to all the runners and walkers. These are folks who aren't working right now and aren't getting paid. But they brought water and cups to help out the race. I k…
The thoughts expressed here are solely my own. I feel the need to state that up front. I'm striving for neutrality and fairness.
3 days ago we voted. As in any election, only one candidate can win. Unlike past elections, the response has been quite different this time. This whole election cycle has been different than most, a large part of this I feel belongs to Facebook, Twitter, and social media. Another part of this is how we perceive everything we see on a screen as truth. Whether that screen be in our living room, on a desk, or in our hand. This was not a clean campaign on either side. And many non-candidate groups ran their own negative ads or portrayed the candidates out of context. I personally found it hard to judge the positive merits of the candidates while being overwhelmed with the negatives.
More so in this campaign than in others I think we have made our decision and judgments based on the character we see of the candidate from words and actions that we h…