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  • Writer's pictureLisa Damron

CPR Manikin Mani Tells You How to Stay Chill During an Emergency

Meet Mani, the CPR Manikin. He is the king of chill, the flip-side of thrill. There's not a whole lot that gets him fired up besides a student practicing CPR on him, and on most days you'll find him taking a breather and settling back with some good beats. Here's his advice on how to stay chill when faced with a medical emergency.

1. Make sure your surroundings are safe. The only thing to make things worse is for you to add to the emergency. So, always remember to keep yourself safe so you can help.

2. Take a deep breath. It's good to collect your thoughts and take a moment to get your head straight before approaching an emergent situation. If you find yourself getting anxious or nervous while you're in the middle of it, then you may have to stop again and take another moment to collect yourself.

3. Get help. Don't forget to ask those around you for assistance. Many people want to help, but they don't know what to do. Maybe someone knows CPR or has been through a First Aid class and they just need a little prompting to jump into action.

4. Do your best. It's OK if you don't do everything just right. Just having the courage to assist someone in need and doing the best that you can is good. If you wish you could have done more, then it's never too late to sign up for a CPR or First Aid class so you'll know what to do better the next time.

Please leave a comment to share your thoughts, ideas, or what has helped to keep you chill during an emergency situation.

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