Sarah Stephenson was attending a a conference when she observed a woman nearby having a seizure in her chair.
“She was kind of just sitting there with her head back, so nothing really looked out of the norm,” said Stephenson. “You always want to check out things first before going over to a situation because you never really know what could be happening next, and the safety of you and others around you is still important.”
Stephenson and two of her co-workers Ranee Patterson and NAtalie HAwker, assisted her in placing the woman on the ground and she began CPR.
“I just did [it], and the next thing I know, I’m counting one, two, three, four, up to thirty, and then two breaths, and we did it again. Finally, until the paramedics arrived.”
Stephenson had previously been a lifeguard for 15 years so her training kicked in when it counted.
“If something were to happen, ‘Oh, wow, I know this, I can help this person,’” said Stephenson. “I mean it’s not a difficult task, but you do need to know what you are doing.”
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