While the Pope may be a smart man, and highly educated there are still certain skills that every person who engages in helping other people as their life pursuit should have. When I think about the Pope I think of how much he has already given to society. He helps people at every turn and has dedicated his life to not just serving God but also serving his children here on earth. As a servant of the people it is important to be trained with skills that will help him be a better leader.
I personally would recommend that the Pope learns how to perform ACLS, PALS, and BLS. This training can be used to help someone in an emergency situation. Imagine if you saw an image of the Pope performing CPR and teaching other people how to perform CPR. It would inspire millions to obtain training that can be called upon to help save your neighbor during a heart attack or stroke. Everyone needs to learn Basic Life Support and everyone should also have a knowledge of Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Should be learned by parents, teachers, and those who have regular interaction with children.
The Pope is a figure head of the Catholic church and as such is supposed to be the ultimate example of what we should prioritize in our lives. When choosing a Pope I think the most important thing is to see what type of example he will be to the people. This goes far beyond with how often he prays or how long he kneels at the altar. It should be about the service he gives and also about the education he has received that allows him to better help other people.
Knowledge is power and thats what I love about BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Think about it just for a moment. If we didn’t have doctors and nurses trained in the hospital, we wouldn’t be able to receive the benefits associated with modern healthcare. Basic Life Support is simple interventions any person can do in an emergency heart attack and yet most people don’t bother to take the time to learn. It is the same thing in relation to ACLS and PALS. It is frustrating to see so many people that don’t bother to do the simple things that can make a real difference.
Pope, if you’re reading this, learn ACLS, PALS, and BLS. It is easy to do and you can do it completely online! Actually, I want to talk a little more on that subject. ACLS certification online is by far the easiest way to take the class. PALS certification online is also good but ACLS certification online will give you a broad understanding of the principles that will help you perform in almost any situation.