Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saving a Life, One Mannequin at a Time

I took a CPR/AED class offered by work today. This is the third time I've taken this training. I took an extended version including first aid during our home study process with Adoption & Beyond. Although I hope to never be in the situation where someone needs CPR, I feel more confident in how to perform it. We practiced on an adult and infant mannequin today. It's hard to imagine performing CPR on a small child or infant. While I was doing the infant choking simulation, the instructor told me to thump harder on the mannequin's back. I was being too gentle!

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