Friday, July 17, 2009

On Completing Requirements for School

What a day! I finally was able to finish The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course for Health Care Providers! I actually considered this quite an accomplishment because I now know how to administer CPR to infants and adults (including two-rescuer scenarios and the use of bag mask), what to do during a foreign-body airway obstruction, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

I am so confident that if I see anyone out there collapse I exactly know what to do. Just follow the ABCD: Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Defibrillator.

I was extremely lucky that I was the only trainee during that time and I had my personal trainer with me and I controlled our time for the session. It only took me 2.5 hours out of the normal 4 hours to train, perform, and take the written test (which I aced!).

I highly recommend Swoop First Aid for health care professionals out there looking for certification or re-certification. Dave, the instructor, was really nice and the training atmosphere was relaxing and fun.

I was actually supposed to do the certification after I got my conditional acceptance form from Grant MacEwan but I just wanted to finish this prerequisite already beforehand so that I can just hand the certificate to the Nursing Admission Team and have nothing to worry afterwards.

I really feel so accomplished because I already have finished updating my immunization, requesting a police information check, and I even applied for student loan already which turned out successful! All I need now is the conditional acceptance letter from MacEwan and I'll truly be happy.

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