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.