Louisiana teacher’s CPR for first grader contributes to successful resuscitation

From American Press:

“He was running around outside, playing with his friends for just about two minutes before he headed to the slide,” said Ken Flue, the adapted physical education teacher for Western Heights. “He stepped on to the first step on the plastic playground and immediately collapsed. I didn’t know what was going on. I just went over to him.”

Flue moved Bowen out of the sun and into the shade. He said he had to check for a pulse in both wrists and then his neck before he found a faint one. Bowen was barely breathing, but soon got to the point where he could no longer breathe on his own. Flue then began to perform rescue breathing and CPR on Bowen.

But wait…there’s more:

This was not the first medical emergency that Bowen has faced during his short life.

In October 2008, Bowen was trapped in a house fire and his body was badly burned. After he was rescued, doctors gave him a 2 percent chance of survival.

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