Yesterday at work (I work in a hospital) there was a code blue (aka an adult medical emergency, aka someone is dying) and I happened to be right in the room next door at the time. I've been waiting so long for my chance, so I ran in, gloved up, and said "I'm a first timer, I want to do compressions." Let me tell you, it really is all it's cracked up to be. It was fascinating to feel his pulse while someone else was doing chest compressions and knowing that there was blood pumpin in there even though his own heart couldn't do it just then.
1. Save a life
2. Be in on the action
3. Gain experience
4. When his own heart took over. (It is hard work being a heart!)
5. High fives all around afterwards
1. Cardio. You're sweating after, like 15 compressions
2. The human ribcage wasn't made for CPR
3. It was my first time and I was scared of doing it wrong
4. I hurt my shoulder somehow?
5. Can you overdose on adrenaline? I feel like I got hit by a truck today.
I'm serious about that getting hit by a truck thing, too. I guess that could also be from the fact that after work, I stopped by a family birthday party, and AFTER that...my car broke down on the way home. Did I mention I live and hour and a half away from my job? There wasn't a lot of sleeping being done last night.
Needless to say, I'm taking it easy today.
If I start feeling ambitious though, definitely trying this out!