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As a man with a physical disability, I need a lot of help to perform many basic daily activities. I still consider myself to be an independent thinker, but my physical independence is substantially limited by my severely reduced muscle strength. I need help to drive my van, get dressed, prepare my meals, and complete other daily tasks. For me, this is life. For many others, this level of dependence is motivation to consider bringing life to an end.
The environment was adequately spaced and well ventilated.
#4: I used both the Red Cross dummies and the American Heart Association materials, marker boards, printed instructions and illustrations to be posted on in their homes, such as on kitchen refrigerator.
#5: The target group voiced undertanding of information presented and completed returned demonstration of CPR on the dummies provided; learned when to active 911; also learned to be more aware of their surroundings and correct potential hazards to infants and young children.
#6: The main advantage that I taught the target group was the highest level of prevention-the support of life until medical help can arrive.
#7: The results of evaluation tools and interpretation of results were exceedingly high.
#8: I prepared very well for the CPR class; did researching of material from internet and received information from my hospital education director and borrowed CPR dummies; information was arranged at a four grade level for easier understanding of material; Registered Nurse, CPR Basic Life Support (BLS)Instructor, Acute Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified.
#9: The strengths identified in the presentation were from my experience of being a mother of two children and the hazardous environment I now realize was potential harmful; the knowledge/mastery of the importancy of information and skills taught; I used knowledge from past/present personel and professional experiences; also used humor for a more relaxing environment.
#10: The only revision I would make is the day class was held, instead of being a Sunday afternoon--I would schedule on a Saturday afternoon because the class would not have to rushed to in order to be in church services by 6:00pm Sunday evening.
#11) I learned that I enjoyed teaching to the targeted age group and keeps me up-to-date on the CPR information; self-gratification knowing that a helped save a life at some point in time.
Christopher O. Tollefsen is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina and a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He is the editor of Bioethics with Liberty and Justice: Themes in the Work of Joseph M. Boyle. Tollefsen sits on the editorial board of .