BY Audrey Mantey
The last time I attended CPR training, I walked out partway through the session and didnâ€™t return.
We were told ahead of time that weâ€™d be training on Resusci Anne, the type of CPR dummy that is wiped down with alcohol between uses, and whose chest, the instructor said, makes a loud popping noise to signify a breaking rib if we use too much pressure in our compressions. As one person practiced, the rest of the class stood in a circle, watching. I watched as the first man enthusiastically practiced his compressions, oblivious to the pop pop pop of the ribs he was breaking with each thrust of his hands on her chest.
I realized I wouldnâ€™t be completing the training when the instructor asked one of the participants to lie down on the floor face down, arms stretched above their head, while everyone else FULL