Since this semester started, we have been focusing on coming up with ideas for new projects we would like to embark on or continuing to work on our last semester’s project. Also a big part of this six weeks was getting our First Aid and CPR training along with getting certified for the training.
The engineering and biomedical classes were able to take take training classes in order to learn how to properly practice doing CPR and also learn how to use a first aid kit during an emergency. According to the classes we as a class took, CPR is very important in order to prevent someone from dying and to provide blood circulation through the body and air into the lungs. The way to practice proper and a more effective CPR performance, you need to give thirty compression to the chest and two breaths (mouth to mouth resuscitation) to the unconscious person, and repeat five sets of each. To make the CPR more effective, one should use what is called an AED. An AED is used to send electric shocks to a person’s body in order to help them gain consciousness and to wake up the body. When one is about to start performing CPR, they have to make sure the scene is safe, ask someone to call 911 and get the AED, and then start performing CPR. Other things that we learned while at the CPR training classes was that CPR is performed different based on the age of a person. To an adult, one should use two hand for compression’s and push down two inches. For a young child, one should only use one hand but in other instances one could also use two hand and press down around one and a half to two inches down. To an infant, one should use only two fingers when pressing on the chest. What I learned from this training was that even though it was funny performing CPR to a manikin, it was helpful to know how to perform accurate CPR to different age groups and it makes you feel like if there was an incident when CPR was needed, you could be the one to save someone’s life. It is also good to know CPR for many job professions especially for teenagers who want to get a summer job as life guards, they would need to learn how perform CPR in case anyone chokes from water swallowed accidentally. Overall, this course was interesting in the way that there are multiple ways to prevent deaths and serious injuries from occurring and also it was good to know that we will be certified if passing the final exam.