TheLupusSite.com banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Well I thought I would share this all with you.

Hubby and I are both St John Ambulance Members (thats how we met lol). Three years ago my husband and I had to resuscitate his Father. Hubby was trained to use and AED (Automated external defibrillator). Father in law only needed one shock (thankfully), but it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. My father in law is now fitter than I am :rotfl:

Well Three years later and a couple of false starts I have finally had the training course and passed the exam to use one too.

So now I am qualified to Zap people with an AED..... I just hope I never have to!

Claire
 

·
The Other Illinois Tammy
Joined
·
1,193 Posts
Claire,

Congrad's on the good news now stay away from me I don't want to be zapped lol. No that is really good news and I am happy for you. I am sure that the people you help will be greatful that you are there, I know I am.

Tammy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,563 Posts
Wow Congradulations Claire

That must feel so awesome claire and i am sure that was not an easy thing to acomplish that.I do hope you never have to do it to me either lol but would be honered to know it is someone qualfied and such a compassionate.Congradualations once again.

Tammy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,471 Posts
Claire thats great news ,well done to the both of you, how nice


Lin xxxxxxxxxx
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,661 Posts
Well done Claire! It's so important to have aims and achievements of any sort. :cheer2:


I hope you never need to use your skills though.
:)

Cheers
Clare
 

·
Marika
Joined
·
349 Posts
Just want to warn you about one thing....


Last year a good friend of mine had a massive heart attack and was confirmed clinical dead when he arrived at the hospital....this is a ....how shall i put it....down to earth north of england builder...calls a spade a spade.
Anyway he heard them say this and that they were going to use 'the zapper' everyone was told to stand back and he knew he said what was comping next. it went thru his body and still they said they had lost him. An irish male nurse was shouting to him 'Hang on in there **** !' (his name is ****) and this happend a few times...then the irish male nurse proceeded to whack him on the chest and pump him. He finally came round and saw the male nurse who was beeming at him..**** are you with us?
**** looked at him and said 'I warn you if you hit me that hard again I'll floor you' well that was the gist of his words anyway.....
They have been for a drink together since..so no hard feelings there.
But maybe you should just warn the people first...or maybe not I don't know.
But thank goodness there are people out thee like you who take the time to learn how to use these things...

Marika:):):):):)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Thanks Everyone

Marika I have heard simillar stories when I attended my very first first aid course I will never forget the story the trainer gave us, In true northern style.

She had been giving a chap CPR (it was a witnessed attack) and she successfully got his heart going but he wasn't breathing too well so had to carry on giving rescue breaths whilst awaiting the ambulance service. In desperation she said come on you b*****d breath. when he came to he said to her, be careful what you say and quoted to her what she had said. Luckily my father in law does not recall anything because he would have recollections of his wife having the screaming abdabs in the background. They do say the hearing is the last sense to stop working and the first to come back!

The machines we use are automated and will only fire in 2 circumstances. If a shock is not advised you CPR until the big boys (paramedics) arrive with all the drugs and stuff!

I just hope that I never have to use it in the same circumstances as my husband did. I do remember my husband apologising to his dad for having to cut open his sweater and shirt not that his dad heard mind!

Claire xx
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top