Workplace CPR

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A retail manager finds his employee in need of rescue.

Submitted: August 22, 2012

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"Are you feeling alright?" Bryce asked Jackie, concern breaking the surface of his voice. "I feel a little off but I'm okay." She replied. "Take a break if you need to, you look quite pale. Oh, and come see me when you can." He said as he walked back to the stockroom. Jackie continued cleaning without realizing how off she really felt until unconciousness started to creep in. She leaned against the shelf to steady herself and everything went black.

Bryce's voice broke the store's silence as he paged, "Jackie dial 449. Jackie 449." After waiting a few minutes and recieving no response he went out on the salesfloor to talk to her.

He found her lying motionless on the floor, and he immediately rushed over to her side and fell to his knees. He urgently tried to wake her. He shook her gently and called her name but she didn't respond. He checked to see if she was breathing okay but he didn't feel her breath on his cheek and saw that her chest did not rise or fall. He desperately put his fingers to the side of her neck but failed to find a pulse. He knew he had to begin CPR.

He quickly dialed '911' from his phone and explained that he needed an ambulance urgently before the line cut out. Unsure that there was ample time to get to the nearest store phone and back, he began CPR. He pressed his soft, moist lips against hers and gave the first two rescue breaths. He then positioned his hands over her chest, interlocking his fingers and gently started compressions. At first he was nervous that he would hurt her frail chest and kept his compressions light, but after he recieved no response from the first few rounds his compressions became deeper and more rhythmic. His tanned, well toned arms flexed as he pressed into her. He stopped only to give her breath and try in vain to find a pulse. "Please Jackie, Please wake up. Breathe for me, come on!" He said almost breathless. After two more breaths, he postioned himself on top of her, straddling her waist between his thighs to get a better compression angle and performed thirty more deep compressions. He was becoming more and more concerned and desperate because he knew how much he really cared for her. "Jackie, please show me something." He pleaded. He was getting tired but he didn't quit. He moved back to her lips and cupped the back of her neck in his palm as he drew her in and gave her a breath before he rubbed her chest and squeezed her shoulder, tears coming to his eyes. He repositioned and gave her another breath, this time getting a response. She coughed and gasped for breath as she opened her eyes and came back. He immediately pulled her close to his chest and held her. When he gently lied her back down her eyes searched his as she fought to stay concious. "Jackie, I need you to stay with me." He knew she wasn't out of danger yet. He needed to keep her from going into shock.So he took off his sweater and wrapped her upper body delicately in it. He then gently slipped his arms under her head and legs as he lifted her with ease and carried her to the first aid room.

He placed her softly on the bed and covered her with the thin fleece balnket. He stroked her cheek while gently talking to her and reassuring her that she would be alright. He heard the ambulance's sirens approaching the store and he let her know that help was almost there. He continued comforting her until the paramedics reached the room.


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