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Sanford-Brown Institute – Iselin Pharmacy Technician Student Saves Man’s Life

January 23, 2012 General, SBI-Iselin 0 Comments

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SBI – Iselin Pharmacy Technician student Jenifer Ramos, went on vacation over the holiday break to Mexico. While in Mexico Jennifer went to a Bull Riding Rodeo, “Jaripeo”, where amateur and professional Bull Riders compete by riding bulls to qualify for a score by staying on the bull for a certain length of time. Normally, the rider that stays on the longest normally wins the event.

In the beginning of the amateur contest, one of the riders was quickly thrown to the ground and was viciously stomped on by the bull. The staff at the event was calling for the EMT’s over the loud speakers and no one was responding, the second call went over the loud speakers and again there was no response. Mean while the man was laying there completely unconscious covered in his own blood. Jennifer Ramos could not just sit there and watch any longer. Knowing that after 3-4 minutes if the brain does not receive oxygen the system could start shutting down and the man could die.

Jennifer did not want to waste another minute waiting for the proper medical authorities to arrive at the scene, at that moment Jennifer quickly reacted to the situation with the CPR training she had received from Sanford Brown in late October. Jennifer gave three sets of 100 compressions and mouth to mouth while applying hands on training from the “Safety in the Healthcare Environment” course instructed by Pharmacy Technician Instructor Margaret Ross. Margaret teaches all of her classes that in an emergency situation you have to act quickly because the brain cannot go longer then 3-4 minutes without oxygen, you have to use the supplies that are available to you at the moment and you should never compromise the safety of the person or yourself, regardless of the situation. Even at that moment of panic, Jennifer ripped the bottom of the man’s shirt and made a barrier ensuring safety for both the person she was performing mouth to mouth on and her own. After almost five minutes that Jennifer worked on the amateur bull rider, the medics finally arrived with a doctor. Jennifer stayed and assisted the doctor with defibulation and finally the man was brought back to consciousness.

If Jennifer had not reacted as quickly as she did and without the training that she received from Sanford-Brown Institute, Mexico would’ve lost a life that day.

We are extremely proud of Jennifer and are happy to have her as a student in our school.

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