This Toddler's CPR Expertise Is Inspiring Others to Learn
Instructor Chris Pietroforte is confident anyone left in Saige's little hands will be alright
CPR is so easy, a toddler could do it.
Or at least that's what California CPR instructor Chris Pietroforte wants people to know after teaching his young daughter the life-saving technique.
“I tell people all the time, if a 2-year-old can learn, why can’t you? So there’s no excuse for that," Chris told InsideEdition.com
Chris owns Central Valley CPR in Tulare, and he says his daughter Saige has learned a lot from tagging along to his classes. He says she knows the correct rate to perform the menuevers and also how to use a defibrillator.
"She actually goes to all my classes when I teach and she demonstrates how to do it. ... So she’s in there and I tell people that if they can’t outdo her, they won’t pass, and that’s actually happened a couple times. I had someone drop out of an EMT class because she outdid him and he was embarrassed and he left because he didn’t wanna be outdone by a 2-year-old," Chris said.
Many people know to use the beat of "Stayin' Alive" while performing CPR. But Chris says the song just needs to be 100-120 beats per minute. That means a child can sing a tune they'd know. The infectious "Baby Shark" would be a good choice.
Chris, who worked as a firefighter and EMT for 19 years, says Saige can encourage others to get educated.
"My goal is to get as many people out there trained. ... And the more people trained, the better it is out there for society he said.
Chris also thinks Saige will one day follow in his footsteps as an EMT. But for now, he's confident anyone left in her little hands will be alright.
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