Ed-vise: My Professor

A sorry I’m late GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, apologies for the tardy Ed-vise. Early meeting after early jits meant something was going to be late!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Today’s scenario comes from an actual scenario that I was in just this past weekend.

So, here it is: you are a passenger in a car. You can pick any of the seats. The car is stopped at a stoplight. You observe a person on a bike ride up to the signal for the cross walk. They reach out, push the button, and fall off the bike. Enough to actually land on the ground. They pick themselves back up and get back on the bike. A couple seconds later they fall again. This time hitting their head on the concrete.

What Would You Do?

Well, I can tell you what DID happen.

My Jits Professor was in the front passenger seat. I was seated behind the driver (so I could put my hands over their eyes); another Jits Professor was seated next to me.

My Professor saw the person on the bike fall the first time. Then, both the driver and my Professor saw him fall the second time. And out the door my Professor went. Jumped out right as the light turned green. Darted through traffic as there were multiple lanes and we were in the second lane from the sidewalk where the rider was. Professor stiffed arm the car next to us as traffic started moving and made it to the rider. We pulled forward through the light and turned around back to Professor.

By the time we arrived, Professor had the rider laying flat and was providing resuscitation techniques to keep the rider conscious. Three other people were also on scene doing what they could. 911 had already been called.

After about 3 – 5 minutes, EMT services arrived and took over the scene. They set up for IV and transport and sent us on our way. Just like that. Apparently the rider had succumbed to heat.

I couldn’t be more proud of the quick response from MY PROFESSOR!

Where was I? Great question. I did make an effort to get out but once the car was moving I could not undue the lock to open the door. So, I was stuck. The Professor next to me had the same issue. My professor was able to get out while the car was stopped. Much quicker thinking.

When you pull up to a stop light, especially in heat like this look over at the people standing at the cross walk. What Would You Do if one of them simply dropped to the ground? Would you have a plan to get over and provide help? Any help will do! What if you are alone in the car?

I read an article about a mom on her way to her daughter’s wedding. Mom was dressed up for pictures. Dress, hair, make-up, heels…the whole 9 yards. While driving the car in front of her was smashed into by an oncoming car. People were hurt. Fortunately, Mom is an Emergency Room Nurse. Her instincts took over. She jumped out of the car and immediately provided aid. Her mind had already gone there so her body was able to take care of business.

I encourage you to do the same. Whatever you choose to do, you will live with for the rest of your life.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember sometimes a depressed person wants to color in your tattoos. They just want a…SHOULDER TO CRAYON! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA…tear!


Published by edhlaw

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