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

Skills Used at Work

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Hi Patrice,

I just wanted to let you know that yesterday at work, I helped save a older man’s life.  He came in but wasn’t very energetic and I asked him if he was okay and he mentioned that he felt tired.  I told him that I would keep an eye on him and let him go to the rower, which he normally gets on.  After about 5-10 minutes and helping another member with a spot on the bench, I saw a couple people talking to him and went over.  I asked if he was okay again, but not much response and I noticed he was sweating a lot.  I thought, he is either having a heart attack, stroke or is diabetic.  At this point I didn’t have time to look at his file and see but after myself and another member helped him and after I called 911 and they were there, did I look at his file, which the another co-worker had pulled out.  I could see that he was diabetic and his blood sugar was 30 so we tried to give him apple juice and glucose tablets, since that’s all we had.  A couple guys and
myself lifted him and laid him on mats that we put on the floor but he wasn’t very responsive at this point.  This was just before the fire department came to take over.

Anyway, thanks to the training you provided and having it over the years, I noticed the warning signs and gave the assistance I could, as well as the other member until the medical care could come.  I write this because I remember telling you that I never had to use these skills over the years that I’ve had them and yesterday was the day I had too.  Also, I hardly ever pack a PB&J sandwich but I decided to yesterday since it is a short work week and I didn’t feel like making my normal lunch.  They asked if anyone had a PB&J or knew of where to get one and I said, I have one, so I believe it was a blessing and I was supposed to make that sandwich yesterday.

Well, I just thought I would share that with you and thank you again for your teaching, I really appreciate it.

Have a great Thanksgiving day and weekend!

God Bless!

Matthew