A few weeks I ago I took a CPR class. This was my final requirement needed to complete in order to submit all my classes and passes to the Coast Guard to receive my actual captain’s license.
I had taken the class before and was able to it all online except the 1.15 hour classroom/ skill demonstration section. I breezed through the online portion not paying any particular attention to it. When I went to the class we had to demonstrate on another classmate or dummy all the techniques. Boy, am I glad we did that!
A few days after passing the class Duane choked. He chokes all the time and I can usually just just do a finger swipe, get the food out and on we go. Not this time… he choked on a tortilla chip and it got stuck. I put him on his side and he still couldn’t cough it up. So I used the heel of my hand on his back and gave two thumps before the chip FLEW out. It really flew out. I was amazed – it wasn’t just like that on tv.
Duane was fine and he actually hasn’t choked since then. I am SO glad I took that CPR class!
– xoxo Victoria