This month, the CPR & First Aid Blog catches up with Jon Gorman, RN, member of the New England ECC Regional Committee board and 25-year healthcare veteran.
Jon, thank you so much for speaking with us today. Would you give us a brief summary of your background?
Sure… I am an RN with a history of working in open heart, telemetry, and ICU settings. I work with Harrington Healthcare System in Central Massachusetts.
How did you come to work with the New England ECC Regional Committee?
When I was in school, I experienced a pretty traumatic incident: my father suffered massive cardiac arrest and came in to the emergency room as a patient while I was working my shift. My poor mother had found him at home in the chair and called 911, but sadly he was gone before he arrived at the hospital. The ordeal gave me a real motivation to not want this to happen to anyone else.
That’s when I signed on to be a Hands-Only CPR volunteer trainer with ECC. I wanted to help save lives both inside and outside of the hospital.
Talk to me about Hands-Only CPR. How is it different than other CPR methods? Is it something anyone can do?
Hands-Only CPR is the kind of CPR, focusing on chest compressions, that we see in the movies and on TV. It is what most of us know to do until […]