An unexpected medical emergency in a bus prompt a college student to save a life with CPR. When Nicole Bade go on the bus, she did not expect to save someone’s life.
Saving a life
Bade, 30-years old was headed to her early childhood education (ECE) classes when a man collapsed in front of her on the bus. She performed CPR on the man. It was a move that likely saved his life.
At the time of the incident, Bade was using a wheelchair due to a knee injury a week and a half ago. The 70-year old man stood around a foot away from her when he collapsed. The passengers helped him into a seat. In just a minute, he had two more seizures.
The bus was parked at the college at this point and the driver was heading back to help. One of the passengers called out if anyone knows CPR. It was at that point when Bade ignored the pain in her knee and got out of her chair.
She learned CPR last fall for one of her ECE courses but she has never used it. She was not sure how long she performed chest compressions before the arrival of the paramedics.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must be performed right away during emergencies. It is a life-saving technique that improves the chances of survival. You can learn the essential skills by enrolling in a first aid course today.
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