CPR/First Aid Hands-on Training in Phoenix, Arizona

Car Accident

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Hi,

I have taken multiple CPR classes from you. Recently, I was driving to work and I stopped at an accident where there was an overturned semi truck (turned on its side, on the driver’s side). There were multiple onlookers who had stopped but no one was doing anything. I instructed one woman to call 9-1-1 while I tried to alert the driver. He was not responsive and I had bystanders help lower me into the cab of the truck. As I entered the truck I noticed that the man was not breathing. I released his seatbelt to try to get him out to begin CPR but his legs were trapped and I wasn’t strong enough to move him. I turned him so that his back was on the ground (laying against the driver’s side window) and I put on a barrier mask. I began to do CPR and continued to do CPR for what felt like hours. When the fire department arrived, they picked me up out of the truck and began working on the man. I had been doing compressions and breathing for 17 minutes. They gave me oxygen and I watched them administer shocks through the AED while cutting out the windshield. I don’t know what the outcome was, but I do know that he would have not had a chance at all if I hadn’t been there and remembered my training. No one else was doing anything at all to help this man. They hadn’t even called 9-1-1 yet.

Thank you for teaching me these skills – they gave me confidence to save a life.

-Megan