Split Face Mannequins

She arrived in a blue fabric gym bag. I quickly unzipped the bag to beat the clock. 8 hours of First Aid training in 5 hours.

and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 and 10 and 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 and 15 and 16 and 17 and 18 and 19 and 20 and 21 and 22 and 23 and 24 and 25 and 26 and 27 and 28 and 29 and 30

puff puff

and 1 and 2 and 3.. This is CPR. I am old enough to know the next sentence and I am shocked I did not. The purpose of CPR is not to revive the person. The purpose of CPR is to keep the blood oxygenated and flowing until the heart can be shocked into beating again.

There will be no sudden coughing and awakening as we see on every movie. We will press and puff over the person until help arrives and pray our efforts kept their brain alive long enough to restart their heart.

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