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CPR...

Today I attended a CPR course in school. We had a ice-breaking game, then we started on the lessons… theory and practical. At the end of the day, we had to take the theory and practical CPR test…

The theory test was easy…like the instructor said; you had to try really really hard to actually fail it. Anyway, I had trouble with the practical part of the test where we had to do 5 cycles of CPR (30 compressions with 2 ventilations) on the dummy within 2min 10sec… The dummy I had practiced on earlier was rather “seasoned” as in; it was used often so the chest was easy to press down. But the dummy that I was assigned for the actual test was a rather new one! The chest spring was soooo hard!! I had to redo my practical twice before I could pass it! The top of my left hand is actually aching from all the compressions… :-P

The irony of it all is… the success rate of prolonging a casualty’s life using CPR is only a mere 3-4%... so is it worth it? You decide… to me, I think it is worth it as long as there is that slim chance of a person surviving. You never know whom the casualty is… he could be loved by many or loved by few, he could be a soul-bread winner or a bum, but most importantly, he is a human being who deserves even the slimmest chance to live.

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arachic
Sep. 29th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC)
true true...
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  • 2 Sep 2008, 16:25
    U BAKED ??!!!!!?????
  • (Anonymous)
    12 Jan 2008, 16:33
    ah....so exciting...makes me almost wanna go tracking too...leading a fulfilled life. life is too short to spend it wastefully.

    love
    - jingyi
  • 14 Oct 2007, 08:36
    aiyo aiyo.....drive carefully next time...but u should be glad u r okay... =)
  • 29 Sep 2007, 08:05
    true true...
  • 23 Sep 2007, 11:30
    hey hey....
    hmmm...i like the 1st one....looks simple and nice actually.... u can use the 1st design and add colours?? but white ..will it like fade or look funny on skin??

    the last one looks…
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