I ran across an article the other day at KOMONEWS that relates to the importance on understanding how to do CPR.
TULALIP, Wash. -- Two Snohomish County teenagers are being hailed as heroes for saving the life of a stranger.
Hailey Enick and Jasmine Daniels, both freshmen at Everett High School, were in Tulalip Saturday night when they pulled in to a McDonald's, they said. Enick's mother wanted to take a photo of the lunar eclipse while the group was on their way home from picking up Hailey's birthday cake.
It turns out that side trip would become a life-saving rescue mission.
"(The man) wasn't moving at all. His friend was slapping him and putting water on him," said Daniels, who is 15 years old. "Everyone was yelling, 'call 911!' His eyes were, like, in the back of his head and he wasn't breathing."
She had learned CPR in a high school health class in the Fall. Enick had taken the same two-day training course just last month. The best friends decided to try it on the man, who appeared to be overdosing.
"I was nervous. 'Is it going to work? Is it not going to work?'" Enick said. "I never thought I'd actually have to use (what we learned)."
"Turns out we had just done Everett High School three weeks ago," said Tim Key, chief of EMS for Everett Fire Department. "They had gotten the training then, so it was very fortuitous timing."
The girls took turns doing compressions on the stranger for about five minutes until help arrived.
"After, like, five minutes he started gasping for air," Daniels said. "He didn't completely come into consciousness until he got what I think was insulin from the medics."
Amazing story! These girls are heroes. Now they learned CPR and were able to save this man's life.
You can read the rest of the story here.
With that being said we have training courses all year round and our schedule can be found here.
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