Business Profile: Chicagoland CPR, LLC

Here at Green Diaper Babies we spend a lot of time working with and among wonderful businesses in Chicagoland. Follow our Business Profiles to learn about business that are owned by Green Diaper Babies’ customers, many which are great local resources for families to connect or learn. If you have a business that you would like to highlight, please contact our offices! Now, to introduce to you Chicagoland CPR, LLC.

Here’s our interview with Vicky Reisberg of Chicagoland CPR, LLC. She can be reached at info@chicagland-cpr.com

What is Chicagoland CPR, LLC?

We teach certified life saving skills, through the American Heart Association guidelines, to medical professionals, first responders, and anyone interested in learning new skills. We service the Chicagoland area. We’ll go anywhere to teach a group of people. Typically we’d prefer at least 15 people if we need to travel to a far suburb but we are based out of the northwest side of Chicago.

Chicagoland CPR

What do you do, what services do you offer, who do you offer it to?

American Heart Association Certified classes:
Heartsaver First Aid
Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

We are also able to teach Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Find the classes on their Facebook page!

Where do you offer this?

We come to you! We’ll travel to companies, churches, meeting spaces, schools, hospitals, firehouses, police stations, libraries, wherever a group can gather with enough space to practice.

What do you love about what you do, why do you do it?

I love the fact that we are putting life saving skills into the hands of regular everyday people. We teach first responders and medical professionals because they need this training but for the general public being able to have the skills to recognize when someone is in distress and have the knowledge to be able to help is what makes it fulfilling for me. Someday, myself or someone I love may need CPR and the more people we educate and certify on the correct way to perform CPR and to call 911 the more lives we can save.

What is something that most interests you about this topic and need?

The most interesting thing is how essential CPR is to the basics of life saving. There is a Murphy’s Law of EMT saying that goes “Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round, any variation on this is bad.” CPR helps bring air in and out, and moves blood round and round so for as long as CPR is being performed correctly the person in distress has a chance at survival.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned this year, company or otherwise?

I was very surprised to find out how many education professionals are not certified in CPR. These are people that are entrusted with our children for 8 hours a day and they are not required to be CPR certified. All the more reason to help get this knowledge to more people!

What’s your connection to Green Diaper Babies (why do you use cloth?)

This March (2017) I had my second child and we are customers of Green Diaper Babies! We use cloth to lessen our negative impact on the Earth.