And so was I.
I let my PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification lapse by one freakin’ month so I have to take the entire two day course.
Blah, blah, blah.
Except now they tell us that sometime in June the American Heart Association is going to announce drastic changes in their CPR recommendations.
So everything I am (re)learning now will be obsolete.
Rumor has it they will change compression ratios!
Rumor has it they will no longer recommend stacked shocks for defib!
And my friend, Lidocaine, is being pushed even farther down the lifesaving algorithm!
Oh the horror! The Horror!
The moral of the story: don’t let your certification lapse. Then you can do a four hour recertification instead of two eight-hour days of monotonous repetition.
Personal opinion? I think the AHA does this on purpose so that once every so many years everyone has to take the two day course and buy the new book.