Aug. 11, 2021

EP82- How to Help Your Choking Child with CPR Safety Lady, Gail Gould

EP82- How to Help Your Choking Child with CPR Safety Lady, Gail Gould

According to data from New York’s Department of Health, “at least one child dies from choking on food every five days in the U.S.” For Gail, when the cause is so preventable, no parent should ever have to lose their child to it. In this episode, “CPR Safety Lady” Gail Gould, talks about the common procedures for conducting standard CPR to infants and children. With her years of experience, Gail also shows us how to perform the different necessary steps to take when our kids are either choking or gagging at home in a clear and easy-to-understand demonstration.


Find out how you can help your child during choking or gagging in this episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast with Gail Gould!


CPR facts to help you unnerve 

It’s astonishing to hear the different reasons why some people are afraid to learn about CPR. For Gail, who administers an online CPR training course, it is like life insurance, hopefully you don’t need it, but it’s great to have! Some clients admit that they fear legal actions and the possibility of hurting the patient. In this episode, Gail explains how most of these are disproved after training. For one, a CPR performed according to standards and ethics protects the performer under the Good Samaritan Law. From Wikipedia’s definition, it “offers legal protection to people who give reasonable assistance to those who are, or whom they believe to be, injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated.” Injuries are also normal in CPRs. Gail explains that breaking a sternum or a rib is a common case for patients who direly need the procedure. At the heat of the moment where the patient has already gone unconscious, saving the person’s life is always more of a priority than making sure you don’t break a portion of their ribcage. Besides, a bone in good shape will definitely be useless once the person is already out of oxygen and dead.


Tune in to Gail’s demo in this episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast!


About Gail Gould:

Gail Gould’s passions for wellness and the stage were the impetus, in 1989, for the founding of FITCORE which has provided effective, hands-on CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Basic First Aid and Emergency Response training to thousands of people in many of Houston’s major corporations, public and private schools, and medical/dental offices for more than 30 years.

In addition to her CPR training, Gail Gould and FITCORE have worked with Kelsey-Seybold Clinics for 10 years facilitating health promotion services to groups such as HL&P, Union Pacific Railroad, and BP. Gould has managed wellness programs for groups such as Marathon Oil and has worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas for 11 years organizing the wellness fair for the City of Houston.

Gould holds a Master of Education in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the University of Houston. Gail Gould’s FITCORE is certified by the City of Houston as a Women’s Business Enterprise.


Outline of the episode:

  • [01:57] What is CPR?
  • [04:17] Where the passion for CPR came from for Gail
  • [06:36] The demand for CPR training and education
  • [08:11] Why are some people hesitant in learning about CPR?
  • [19:14] The dos and donts of CPR for infants and children
  • [27:28] It’s important to know the difference between gagging and choking
  • [29:06] How to conduct the blows to the back when they’re choking
  • [31:47] The most common things kids choke on
  • [33:25]Learning CPR is like getting insurance
  • [33:48] Should your instinct right away be giving blows to the back when a child is choking?







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