The second day at the University was spent at Uppsala University Hospital where we had a half-day education in life-saving methods. We got to learn the performance of a CPR (HLR), recovering positions, the Heimlich maneuver and the use of a defibrillator. The most intriguing part was without a doubt the use of the automated external defibrillator;
- Unpacking the defib-unit
- Shaving/cutting chest for attaching the electrodes
- Letting the unit run a frequency check
- Perform CPR
All the methods performed were carried out on testing dolls (as seen in the picture below) which had a fully functional respiratory system. The synthetics were amazingly crafted to simulate a real person but better as hand pressure and exhalation amount could be measured in order to learn the precision required in a real situation.