I have been certified to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid, and an automated external defibrillator to infants, children, and adults for the last six years. My American Heart Association-approved certification was obtained through a hands-on full-day course taught by Save a Life Educators.
While the rest of San Diego (so it seemed) was at Comic-con, I spent my Saturday renewing my life-saving skills. Certificates are valid for two years and required to obtain licensing as an acupuncturist in California, but not required to renew. It just gives me peace of mind knowing what to do in an emergency.
California Licensed Acupuncturist, mother of two, zoo member.