I know what I do, but......
I have changed my career a few times over the years & have always thought I wonder if I really do make a difference to someone, anyone's life. Connecting on social media has allowed me to hear some feedback over the recent years (all positive) & gee I'm so grateful for people taking the time to let me know.
I celebrated 9 years at the beginning of this year (2017) training CPR & First Aid skills to thousands of people. I strive for continual improvement & really love my job & feel so blessed to be in the industry.
I know what I do but sometimes it really hits you like a ton of bricks especially when you hear from students & businesses that what you taught them made such a difference. Let me share one of those stories.
I have been to this business before to train and they are such a great bunch of guys. Helpful, fun & always interacting in discussions. Not shy to ask why & understand in depth the topics we cover. I had the opportunity to speak with Paul (names changed for confidentiality) recently & he looked me straight in the eye & said, "You know we had an accident, here, didn't you?" I had not heard, Paul continued to say that "what you taught us all kick into gear & I could hear your voice going through the steps". Paul & three other workmates responded first to their colleague (Mark) being in a serious situation. Paul's training kicks in, as he leads the team to rescue their mate. He started CPR & yelled for the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) before the 000 operator was even able to tell him what to do. With the commencement of CPR & the AED, shocking a few times before the ambulance arrived. The four colleagues changed roles as needed & Mark finally shows signs of life. Mark has survived this horrific ordeal due to his workmates, he is on the road to recovery, which will take some time. He was crushed & among other injuries damaged vertebrae leaving him in a wheelchair.
I was stunned after our discussion, shaking my head & even shed a few tears of happiness, when someone told me,
'But that is what you do, teach others to save lives, it's important and makes a difference'
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I'm all about educating those who have completed a First Aid Course & those that haven't....... You can B-The one to make a difference so B-Ready!