Nursing student, Eva Friend, was supposed to do her clinical observation at one location, but it was changed at the last minute. The last minute change proved to be lucky for a man who was found slumped over a porch chair just as she was arriving. Friend looked for a pulse and when not finding one, instinctively moved him to the floor and started chest compressions.
Friend and another nurse, Michelle Angel, took turns doing CPR for 20 minutes. They brought him back once where he had a faint pulse, but then he crashed again. Friend was quoted as saying, “My main goal was just getting him back. I didn’t really have any feelings, I just didn’t want that man to die.”
Though certified in CPR, this was the first time that Friend has had to perform it on a real person. Afterwards, she had this to say, “I went into nursing because I wanted to help people. That’s my main goal,” Friend said. “When something like this happens it’s like, this is what I’m meant to do.”
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