Thursday, October 28, 2010

ACLS Done!

I have been away from my quilting and blogging for several days due to taking the ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support class and test. I am very happy to say I got through it and am certified now. I don't want to go through that again any time soon, let me tell you! Each person in the class had to demonstrate they could run a code-that is if someone goes into a cardiac arrest situation, that we can show that we know what to do. It is like BLS-Basic Life Support, but advanced. A code is a stressful situation, and so is the code testing! Of course, if you realize your knowledge and ability to use it is life and death for your patient...well, it has to be taken very seriously! Anyway, I am glad to be done with the class for 2 years! I may take the class again in 2 years-instead of just testing out. It would be good to go over all the material again!
I sewed some stars blocks this AM, and it felt like I hadn't sewed for a long time...even though it was just a few days. I was really focused on studying for the ACLS test! I have been knitting dish cloths today, and finished 2 of them. I plan to give those as gifts this year. They are made out of cotton yarn and are great for washing dishes. One could use them as a face wash cloth too. I can knit one in about 2 hours.
I don't really have any new photos, I'm still plugging away on my projects-the BOM from Carol Doak, and the Raggedy Ann quilt. I also am working on the Quiltmaker series quilt. That's the one I am making stars for. The quilt has 42 of them, and I have 18 done. This is going to be a pretty quilt!!! I'll show some photos on design wall Monday...which I haven't participated in for 2 weeks!!! Well, life does get in the way at times!!!
Will post again soon!!!
God Bless


julieQ said...

Good for you...I have been ACLS certified for 20 years, and always take the whole class...every time! I think it is a great refresher and I always learn something new...besides, American Heart always changes it every couple years anyway. Congratulations on your achievement!!

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your ACLS pass - sounds like a brilliant qualification to get :)