Getting to The Heart of the Matter
Pulmonary Resuscitation, more commonly known as CPR, is a
skill everyone needs to know.
CPR is potentially life-saving and can be of great use to
a victim in an emergency situation. In December, Bob
Bowden from the UH Environmental and Physical
Safety Department conducted an informal CPR class
in the basement of Bates Hall.
Bowden demonstrated the proper way of per-
forming CPR on a CPR
dummy to residents attending the class. After he instructed them on the methods of the Heimlich maneuver, Bowden allowed residents to attempt rescuing
each other from choking.
JoAnn Stephens, senior journalism major was particularly enthusiastic about getting to perform the Heimlich,
"I saved my grandmother's
poodle, once, by using the
'doggie' Heimlich, I guess. It
was cool learning how to do it
sophomore pre-law major also
had comments on the event,
Tm glad they had a CPR
training class. Residents live
in such close quarters, CPR is
a valuable skill to have in
case of emergencies."
The class was co-
sponsored by resident Felicia
Darden and RA Thasunda
Brown. When asked why she
wanted to help bring this
function to residents, Felicia
said, "Learning CPR is so
important. You have the
power to potentially save
someone's life. We needed to
know where we could go on
campus to learn it."
No one can dispute
that CPR can save lives and
be instrumental in emergency
situations. The more people
that are licensed to practice
CPR, the more life-savers that
roam the streets. And in the
end, that benefits us all.
- LaGuana Kachet' Gray
Uowden shows how to correctly
check for pulse on his CPR dummy.
Photo by Cesar Alvarez.
Bob Bowden, from the UH Environmental and Physical Safety Department, prepares to begin his CPR Demonstration. Photo by Cesar Alvarez.
Bates 2nd Floor- Tequila Evans, Tracie Biedermann, Thomas Turner, Anna Lisa
Ayala, Roman Gabriel Munoz, Mary Scheltz, JoAnn Stephens, Cord Bowons, John
Rathgerber, Jr., David Frankfort, Sassy Botello, Jodi Iella, Anjali Gupta, Michelle
Martinez Carter, Liilian Franklin, Kathleen MacKenzie, Shannon Stiles, Letitia Little,
Beth Santana. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
Bates 3rd Floor- Annie Thai, Tara Webb, Collette Harden, Branton Bross, Derek
Hartfiel, James Roberts, Brian Dunleavy, Sean Devaney, Todd Duffey, Richard Smith,
Carrie Clampitt, Jay Matthew, Cassandra Green, Mishell Tucker, Shelly Braun,
Pramed Shintri, Alan Sim, Jeanine Rivera, Wesen Asaad, Michelle Thomas, Derrick
Paul, Geoff Keah, James Thomas Thasunda Brown. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
Bates 4th Floor- Chris Garcia, Cynthia Macias, Shelly Escobedo, Stephani Creed,
Scott Radike, Richard Gilbert, Sandra Davila, Lashonta Williams, D.L. Brooks. Photo
by Tricia Garcia.
• Jiathleen McKenzie, sophomore pre-law major, poses a question to
Bowden. Photo by Cesar Alvarez.