Anytime you administer first aid, it's important to use non-latex gloves. Today I learned how to take them off safely. Equally important is to not touch your face while wearing said gloves.
One of the most important things I learned today was how to administer the AED. Many lives have been saved because of AEDs in public places, including my job.
As much as it terrifies me to think about how I would respond in an emergency, I'm grateful to have learned (this is where the perfectionist in me comes in, if I have to do it I want to do it perfect.)
Our instructor entertained us with tales of lives saved and situations where CPR would've helped, times where the only one who knew how to administer was the person in trouble. Because of that story I realized that there are many people out there not certified. Which is why I recommend that you either contact The American Heart Association to see where you can take the classes or find out if your work provides them. Sure it's a lot of responsibility but worth it. (Like sitting in the assisting row on the airplane.)
Well I hope you had a wonderful Wednesday.
|Not couchee couing the baby, administering CPR|