I can't believe I did it!!!

  1. This morning, we went to church. As I was sitting there, I heard a commotion behind me. I saw a local nurse checking the pulse on a gentleman I knew. He was unresponsive and she had some of the men move him to the alcove of our church. I got back there as soon as I could and ask her if he had a pulse. She said "No and I'm starting CPR". She did the compressions and I did the ventilations. Another nurse came back to help, too. 911 had been called and were there fairly quickly. The gentleman started to move his legs and we checked for a pulse. He came around enough to answer some questions. I was shaking afterwards. This is the first time, I had ever performed CPR. I was amazed how much I remembered and how much just kicked in on instinct! The last I heard he was at the hospital and talking. I may call a family member and see how he is doing. What a day!! :chuckle
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Whoooooooooooooooot !!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaay for you !!! Yaaaaaaaaaay for NURSES !!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay for this gentleman !!!

    GOOD JOB !
  4. by   LPN4Life
    WOW, what an adrenaline rush huh? Congrats......
    I think I want to go to your church, lots of nurses
  5. by   warrior woman
    All Right!!! Way to go!! He was lucky you all were there to help him!! Glad he's okay.
  6. by   nurseygrrl
    Good for you! Be proud of yourself and your skills!! :hatparty:
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    phn92,

    Yay for you and your fellow nurse at church!
  8. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from phn92
    This morning, we went to church. As I was sitting there, I heard a commotion behind me. I saw a local nurse checking the pulse on a gentleman I knew. He was unresponsive and she had some of the men move him to the alcove of our church. I got back there as soon as I could and ask her if he had a pulse. She said "No and I'm starting CPR". She did the compressions and I did the ventilations. Another nurse came back to help, too. 911 had been called and were there fairly quickly. The gentleman started to move his legs and we checked for a pulse. He came around enough to answer some questions. I was shaking afterwards. This is the first time, I had ever performed CPR. I was amazed how much I remembered and how much just kicked in on instinct! The last I heard he was at the hospital and talking. I may call a family member and see how he is doing. What a day!! :chuckle
    ~CONGRATULATIONS~ GREAT JOB!
  9. by   traumaRUs
    I'm so proud of you - congrats!!! See what you are capable of when push comes to shove!
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    What was the sermon topic?
    Congrats on a fine job. Saving lives, it's what nurses do.
    -Russell
  11. by   phn92
    Thanks everyone!! :blushkiss

    I called his sister and she said they were doing tests, but he was talking and knew everyone around him!! He has had a hx of strokes and heart problems. Just glad it turned out okay!!

    Rusty, my mind went blank about the sermon, too much going on!!
  12. by   perfectbluebuildings
    WOW way to go!!!

    Church was exciting here too today; another college student passed out in the middle of prayer, we were all standing up and she just collapsed. The girl next to her tried to hold her up but luckily there was a doctor sitting right in front of her and he helped her out with limited commotion. But it was scary; I never saw anyone faint before (yes you can tell I am still a student! :imbar ) but PHN way to go!!! you rock, congratulations!!
  13. by   Tweety
    Awesome! Kudos!
  14. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from Rayrae
    WOW way to go!!!

    Church was exciting here too today; another college student passed out in the middle of prayer, we were all standing up and she just collapsed. The girl next to her tried to hold her up but luckily there was a doctor sitting right in front of her and he helped her out with limited commotion. But it was scary; I never saw anyone faint before (yes you can tell I am still a student! :imbar ) but PHN way to go!!! you rock, congratulations!!

    Hey, I've been a nurse for 12 years, and I've never seen anyone faint, either. :uhoh21:

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