This was the 4th time I was taught CPR at a C-class level… but this time was significantly different. It was much more enjoyable and this was due largely to our First AID teacher , Mr. Jesus Gomez. He made, in my opinion, a very dull and tedious subject (especially having to sit through the same lesson 4 times now) an enjoyable and very knowledgeable experience. Our teacher was extremely eccentric and enthusiastic, which made sitting through the same class I’ve sat through several times, bearable to say the least. I retained all the information a lot more effectively because of how interesting Mr. Gomez made CPR feel. Having a good mix of cognitive and interactive activities was extremely effective in understanding all the information and techniques we need to do. All the information we learned can prove valuable when dealing with tragic situations, especially when the likely-hood of us performing CPR or First AID would be on family members, so it would be an understatement to say I’m extremely thankful with all the information that was taught to us.
Jesus was a great instructor who showed passion for his job, and was both funny and informative. He managed to keep our attention for eight hours, which I’m sure isn’t an easy task. I really enjoyed his teaching style, since he split the class into two parts. The first part consisted of an explanation of what we would need to do in a given situation and then we would practice it. Also the equipment we used was very high-tech. An example of this was how the dummy’s had two green lights and one red light that turned on when you were doing the compression correctly or incorrectly, respectively. The dummy’s chest would also rise if you were doing the breaths correctly. This made my learning experience much more valuable since I knew what techniques I was doing correctly and what techniques I needed to improve on.