"I've had the training, but you still wonder if you're going to do it right when the time comes."
-- Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, while visiting Fortune on Wednesday. Brown, the first female chief of the AHA, told me how she recently had to practice what she preaches: When one of her VPs choked on a cucumber during a lunch outing in Dallas, Brown gave her the Heimlich. She still found it nerve-wracking, even though she was up-to-date with her training.
If you haven't been to a CPR class lately, you might consider downloading the AHA's new iPhone app, "Pocket First Aid & CPR." For $4, you get step-by-step instructions on performing heart compressions, videos on treating cuts and wounds, and more.
The iPhone and its apps are evolving so fast, I figured that someday, somehow the device might even save lives. Guess that day is here. --Jessica Shambora
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