Did CPR for the first time today.

  1. Student passed out on PE doing fitness gram, was having abnormal breathing and not responding. Called 911, operator gave instructions to do CPR and just did it, 3 mins, not stopping. Other people around me were freaking out, no one wanted to take over, so I kept going. EMTs came, took it over, student was fine after a while. She has done this before, basically anxiety/panic attacks, and parents are trying to find the cause of it. She went home, and was fine after all issue, talking and smiling. People were telling me good job, and was said I was very calm doing the issue, but in all honestly, I was trying to keep it together while everyone is panicking and I know I'll freak out later at home.
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  3. by   WineRN
    Go You!! Thank goodness you were there to care for that student!
  4. by   KKEGS
    Nice job! I remember the first time I ever had to do an emergency trach change in homecare and everyone else (not medical people) were panicking and they told me I was so calm. NOT ON THE INSIDE! I called my nurse manager after it was all over and gave her report. She asked how I was doing and I said that I couldn't feel my hands. She laughed and said it was just the adrenaline rush. LOL
  5. by   Amethya
    Quote from KKEGS
    Nice job! I remember the first time I ever had to do an emergency trach change in homecare and everyone else (not medical people) were panicking and they told me I was so calm. NOT ON THE INSIDE! I called my nurse manager after it was all over and gave her report. She asked how I was doing and I said that I couldn't feel my hands. She laughed and said it was just the adrenaline rush. LOL
    Yeah I think it's the same thing about me, because I couldn't feel my knees for a while, then just now it started to hurt because I was on the hard floor for a while.
  6. by   OldDude
    Bam! Another kid snatched from the jaws of death!! Right place, right time, right savior!! Good on you!!
  7. by   cid1
    I am confused. Did student have a pulse?? Was she transported??
  8. by   cooties_are_real
    Good Job!
  9. by   Cattz
    WooHooo! Reach around and give yourself a big hug and pat on the back! (Good. Now that was from all of us!)
  10. by   Amethya
    Quote from cid1
    I am confused. Did student have a pulse?? Was she transported??
    She did but the 911 operator said to do it because she had labored/abnormal breathing. She wasn't transported because she was fine after a while and mother came to pick her up.
  11. by   OhioBPH
    Did you do chest compressions, or just rescue breathing? It seems strange to me that chest compressions were advised if she had a good pulse.

    Good job! Maintaining a calm appearacnce is key
  12. by   cid1
    So rescue breathing only? Compressions too??
  13. by   Amethya
    Just plain compression. I thought it was weird too and I explained to the 911 operator that she has a pulse, just has abnormal breathing and she told me it's procedure and that I have to. So I just did it, and like I said everyone around me was freaking out, so I just did what I had to do. The EMTs also asked me about it and I told them the operator told me to do it, so I did it, they thought it was weird too, but still told me I did a good job and did what I was suppose to do.
  14. by   MrNurse(x2)
    The standard for layperson CPR is compressions only, no matter what. Am I the only one who finds it amazing there was no transport/ follow up?

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