My name is Obaida Al Kassem, I volunteer with Daraa branch of Syrian Arab Red Crescent with the emergency team.
I entered this field because I am in love with this kind of work ,and I know the value of this service which can save lives.
In one of our missions was to move an injured person who had kidney failure. While we were in our way to Damascus his heart suddenly stopped so I had to do a CPR for him on my own, because I was alone in the patient area inside the ambulance. Before I finished the first period of the CPR, his heart started working agan . I checked his vital signs until we arrived to Damasus, where the patient was brought to safety, which a regular heart rhythm.
We believe that the first intervention is very important, because we want to protect the injured person’s life ,and try to improve his or her state ,until he or she arrives at hospital. , Sometimes it is hard because of the circumstances, sometimes people lose their lives because perhaps we cannot reach someone. This is why us emergency trainers want people to learn first aid, so every home will have someone trained to know what to do in an emergency. It’s a great feeling when you save a person’s life because it’s a duty and a big responsibility ,especially if our efforts are crowned with success.