Finally, the juniors are starting First Aid/CPR/AED module. On January 30th, we had our first class of CPR. At first, some students had a struggle making the mannequin click in order for the chest to raise. It looks easy when someone from a TV show or movie scene does it, but it's actually really difficult. Why is it difficult? Well, whenever you do CPR on a person, you can't bend your elbows. On a toddler, you can't push down beyond 2 inches.
Here are the steps before you do CPR:
-You tap the person's shoulder and yell their name to check if they are conscious
-If there's no response for 5-10 seconds and no signs of life
-then you start CPR.
You can only stop if: the person regains consciousness, You're too tired, the scene becomes unsafe, a certified person relieves you, or whenever AED arrives. Even if the person has been dead for hours, you can't pronounce them dead. Most of the student in my class got tired and should hit the gym.
UPDATE: ALL THE VESSEL OPS JUNIOR CLASS PASS THIER FIRST AID CPR/AED EXAM ON 3/9/17!!