Here comes the sun... it’s been shining brightly, the birds are singing – finally!
I was sent this photo by email by Emily from China – it made me smile. The shutter snapped about 10 seconds before I was asked to insert a catheter into the Resusci Annie.
Do you know the story behind Resusci Annie? She was apparently invented by a Scandinavian man who lost his daughter when she drowned in a lake, and he was unable to bring her back to life. He was obvioiusly devastated by the loss of his child, but decided to do something positive to prevent that kind of tragedy from happening again.
To this end, he invested money into research to create a plastic human model which people could use to practice giving mouth-to-mouth resusscitation and CPR.
A photo from the Wuxi Times. Does anyone know what the caption says? I'd love to know!
Do you use Resusci Annies in your countries? I remember learning basic First Aid with old Annie at school, and how she used to fart out air when you blew it in through her nostrils… I never thought I’d be holding her hand again, 10 years later, 5,000 miles from home.
On that note, I think I’m going to leave you for now, and I wish you all a fantastic day.
• A catheter = a tube used in hospitals to take urine away from the human body
• CPR = cardiopulminary resuscitation
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