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Just performed CPR

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NumNutz, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    In my writing class today, about 9:15, the kid fainted. Everyone in the class at first started laughing thinking it was a joke. It wasn't.

    Teacher yelled someone call 911. My phone was on my desk so I called the schools public safety service first knowing that they had EMTs, were closer to my building, and had a direct line to EMS.

    I walked up to the kid looked, listened, felt for breathing and heartbeat. Nothing.

    Figured I was doing it wrong so I did it again. Sadly I was right and instantly went into chest compressions. As I was doing my first compressions I called to a football player I knew and told him to go find and AED.

    Chest compressions finish. No response. Rescue breaths. Back to chest compressions. Got through 7 and he started showing signs of life.

    EMTs come running in. I read off the symptoms and they go to work. About 3 mins later EMS shows up and he leaves on a stretcher.

    After emergency crews leave I just break down. There were a few claps and one kid made fun of me for "kissing" a guy. They stopped when they saw I was crying. I asked the teacher to be excused from class and she says yes. I sat outside the door for about 10 mins before walking back to my room. Everything was over by 9:30. I haven't been able to stop shaking since.

    I think he's alright. I'm not sure. Won't find out until tomorrow.
    Not a great start to my birthday.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    NetMonkey

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    whoa, dude.
    good job in spite of the assholes laughing at you.
    you did the right thing !
     
  3. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    fuzz master

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    great job on saving a life. bls before als. you did well. at least you didn't freeze. don't worry about those people make fun, they didnt realize the seriousness of the situation. all i have to say is congrats on actually doing something rather than standing by and doing nothing. this is coming from a 911 dispatcher and an emt/paramedic
     
  4. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    JTaco386

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    Wow!! That's crazy! Good job on taking the initiative to conduct CPR while other kids were just laughing...that's rediculous. Hopefully he's ok and makes it.

    Also...Happy Birth Day!!:D
     
  5. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    PLC721

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    i woulda been pissed if someone laughed
     
  6. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    pretty intense wasn't it? Props to you for jumping in and taking the lead when everyone else wanted to stand around with thumbs in asses....and to hell with buddy who made fun of you for "kissing" the one who was out, you definitely did the right thing!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  7. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    great job man
    and even better was you used your knowledge and possibly saved the kids life, he might not have made it till the ems team showed up
    feel good about what you did
    and wow those kids are real assholes at your school
     
  8. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    I disagree I think its a great start. you proved that a calm educated person in the right place saves lives. Not taco related but reps+++


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
     
  9. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    CPR is a pretty rough thing to have to go through, you are destroying the body to save the life within. Good job thinking it through, using and going beyond your training.

    Oh, and have an awesome birthday!
     
  10. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    Wow! Intense morning! Good job for doing something, things may have turned out worse if you didn’t. You should feel proud it was a very honorable thing to do.
     
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    Great job man! Way to act quickly! And i agree with rainman! It's a great start, just not one that you thought you would have! Happy Birthday!:thumbsup:
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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  13. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    Great instincts and ability to hold it together under pressure. Very well done!

    You probably feel more alive today than you have in years. Possibly ever. Have yourself a wonderful birthday -- you've more than earned this one!
     
  14. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Great job! You did the right thing!
     
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    good job recognizing what you had to do man. to the asshole that was laughing.... i probably would have decked him in the face.

    glad we have people like you in the world to help out when needed.
     
  16. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    X2!!! Grat job man!

    happy B-day!
     
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    WTF is wrong with people? Geez.

    Great job man.
     
  18. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Hey Nick you did everything absolutely by text book. Good work on your part buddy.;) As fast as you went into CPR, you probably just saved his life if he makes it that is. Dont worry about breaking down or what other people say to you. Trust me, I've been there and done that plenty of times and you'll never really get used to it.:eek: Great Work!! Oh and Happy Bday!!
     
  19. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    As I'm sure you're aware, chest compressions will typically not restore function, but will preserve blood flow until paramedics arrive. However, your quick action paid off BIG. I'm certain he'll be more grateful to you, as any of us would.

    Pertaining to you breaking down, I wouldn't worry about that at all. I'm sure your adrenaline was pumping and you were running on overdrive/instinct. After such an intense situation, you're likely to break down.

    You did a great job and I only hope I would be as quick to action as you.

    Congrats :cheers:
     
  20. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    Good job man, early CPR saves lives. You did the right thing, and you should be proud.

    Happy Birthday too!
     
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