I took your course because I was in the nursing program at Normandale CC and needed BLS.
Four days after passing my NCLEX I came upon an emergency situation in public.
A woman had been hit by a car in a parking lot and was unconscious.
When I arrived there was blood everywhere and a single nurse had started CPR while 911 was being called. I ran over and asked if I could help.
I took over compressions when they were tired and i was needed, while waiting for EMS.
As I did compressions, and counted aloud, I could hear, and feel, ribs cracking.
This was very scarey, however, all I could hear in my mind was your words, “you may hear ribs cracking while doing compressions, please do not stop, this happens sometimes.”
I would like to thank you for the superb training I received. Without your words in my head I may have panicked and stopped, thinking I did something wrong.
Your training prepared me for saving a life and I am so happy I chose you to teach and prepare me!
I just wanted to let you know that your class gave me the confidence and knowledge to perform CPR in a real-life situation.
I was working at a high school as a nurse and was called into a bathroom because a student was on the floor.
When I got there, I was really nervous but the training I received from your class kicked in.
I didn't overthink what I had to do, I just thought about the steps I was taught in your class.
I first tapped the student to try and get a response and then found out there was no pulse or breathing.
There were a few other teachers that had come to the bathroom to check out the situation and I told one to call 911.
The school did not have AEDs at the time. They have since been installed in all the schools in the district.
I began CPR on the student and I am not sure how long I was going because in the moment time seems to go by very slow.
Eventually the student took a huge breath of air but was still very out of it.
The EMTs came and took over. It ended up being an overdose.
I can honestly say that I don't think I could have handled the situation without your excellent training.
The steps of what to do have been ingrained in me over the years of taking your class.
Thank you for giving me the tools to help others and I am sure the student would thank you too.
MY OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE A LIFE....
This is Mike from Jimmy's Kitchen and Bar. On this past Tuesday, we had an older gentleman who was choking on some food. The staff ran to me and asked me to call 911. No guest in the dining room knew what to do. I told my staff to call 911 and I was going to see what I could do to help. As I ran towards the man I rifled through my mind exactly what I needed to do. Once I got to the man, I realizing that the man was in bad shape and signaled that he couldn't breath. I immediately started the Heimlich maneuver. After the fourth attempt, the food that was lodged in his throat popped out and the man was able to breath again.
I thought you would like to hear yet another success story, thanks exclusively to you and the training you provided me this past Fall.
As you may recall, each time you come in to train our staff, I always take a moment to tell my staff that once they are trained in CPR and with Heimlich that there is as close to 100% chance as possible that each of them will have an opportunity to save a persons life sometime during their life. On this past Tuesday, it was my turn to safe a life and that person is now alive because of the training you provided me.
That having been said, Thank You Sandy for arming me with the ability to make a difference.
Attached is the copy of the inside of the card the man and his son dropped off to me the next day. Having a person tell you that "you saved my life" is about as powerful a statement that a person can ever hear.
All of the best to you Sandy. I know that there will be another calling or two in the future for me. I will once again be ready.
Mike Jennings, Owner of Jimmy's Kitchen and Bar
Just wanted to pass along our compliments and let you know how much Wendy & I enjoyed your BLS course Friday morning. It is a high quality course & your presentation style is exceptional. Your enthusiasm, energy, and good humor make the subject matter "come alive". The material is extremely well organized & very practical. Your hard work, efforts, & expertise are all very much appreciated. Thank you!
Dr. Harrie & Wendy Shearer
....rather than the usual rote memorization of skills, she (Sandra Litman) focuses and teaches content with a friendly, non-threatening and light-hearted approach. Not only will the participants learn the skills of CPR and emergency procedures, they will leave the experience knowing, understanding and remembering the skills. Unsolicited testimonials rave about Sandra’s extraordinary style of teaching, quality of content and participants higher level of competency.
Her courses are life changing and can be life saving. Dr. James T. Alexander
LifeSavers, their name says it all!
They really train you to save lives. I am truly thankful for my experience with LifeSavers. LifeSavers teaches the steps of CPR in a way that is easy to follow and they challenge you to critically think. Jenna
....The BEST CPR course I've had in 24 years!
...The Instructor was so organized and prepared!
Not only did I learn alot, but I enjoyed myself!
"The Instructor was very knowledgeable and motivating."
Thank you for your outstanding work educating and preparing our staff for emergency life support. Thank you Sandy for your ongoing delivery of a meaningful BLS Course.
"Unlike all other CPR classes"
"Loved having one manikin per person!"
You create mental images in my mind that will help me if I am ever faced with the need to give lifesaving assistance to another person. What a generous spirit you have and what a valuable service you provide for humanity.
Sharon Bagallini Johnson
"Such a friendly, relaxed setting."
"Compassion about teaching"
"Upbeat, understanding, and enthusiastic!"