New Parenting Series Begins With CPR!

We’re excited to announce that Kim Ponsky Photography is teaming up with Jessica Zuik, RN (otherwise known as the CLE Mommy RN) to bring our valued clients a monthly parenting series. Our first class, American Heart Association Infant and Child CPR, with be held at our new studio on Wednesday, September 27th from 7-8:30 pm. The cost is $30 per person. CPR is arguably THE MOST IMPORTANT class you can take as a parent, grandparent, babysitter/caregiver… and Jessica will will teach you everything you need to know in case of an emergency. Space is limited so call now to reserve your spot.  216.229.PICS (7427).

Some stories from Jessica…

1. Recently I taught CPR to a family with a premature newborn. Within days of being discharged from the hospital this child developed a cold. Later that day mom went to pick him up from the crib and noticed he was blue and not breathing. Immediately she started CPR just like she was taught. EMS came, the child was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. During her child’s admission she sought me out to thank me for making her feel confident that she could perform CPR. Whenever I teach CPR we always hope that parents never have to use the skill…but it is an essential tool to have for ANYONE. Unfortunately for this mama her worst nightmare came true and she had to use CPR on her infant. A couple weeks later her child was discharged and is currently doing GREAT! All because she acted quickly and confidently in that emergency.

2. My sister’s boss and his wife were over seas last year in a remote town. Unfortunately her boss had a heart attack. The town did not have the equivalent of our 911 system. His wife, with the help of some bystanders, was able to perform CPR on him for 45 minutes until the emergency response team arrived. One week later he was talking to my sister on the phone from his hospital room in a nearby city. His only complication was a good amount of pain from all of the broken ribs he suffered during the compressions. Shortly after returning home he returned back to work without any issues.

We hope you’ll join us for our first of many classes with Jessica. Some other possible topics are:

-Healthy Child vs. Sick Child: When to seek medical attention

-Healthy Development/Meeting Milestones: When to seek professional advice.

-Allergies and Feeding Issues

Have a suggestion about a topic you’d like to learn more about? Give us a ring or email us at studio@kimponskyphoto.com.

We hope to see you on September 27th. For more information or to register give us a call 216.229.PICS (7427).

More about Jessica…

Jessica Zuik, RN is a Mom, Wife, Certified Pediatric Nurse, and lifelong Clevelander. As the CLE Mommy, RN she uses her expert pediatric assessment skills and nursing knowledge to bring individualized education directly to you. With over a decade of experience caring for children in the hospital and working one on one with anxious and often overwhelmed parents she has developed tried and true methods for both educating and empowering new (and at times even experienced) parents. Whether through group workshops or private instruction Jessica not only brings you reliable and current health care knowledge about your child, but shares with you the physiological and nursing knowledge necessary to understand the reasoning behind her instruction. All of this ensures that you leave feeling supported and truly empowered in your parenting journey. When she is not sharing her passion for parent education she can be found at one of many hockey rinks in the greater Cleveland area cheering on her boys, cooking, or gardening in her Shaker Heights home.

Deb Hurwitz


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