|Instructor James W. Kwasniak DDS scrutinizes student Linda Vaughn's infant CPR technique. (Photos by PHO245/Jen Hannum)|
|Desirae McDonald gives compressions to simulated choking infant.|
Capturing moments that occur as people go about their routine activities is known as feature photography.
For me, this semester means capturing slices of everyday life in the Center for Emergency Preparedness at Owens Community College. I covered the Healthcare Provider CPR class lead by Peggy Wammes and James w. Kwasniak DDS. The students watched informative videos and then performed the demonstrated techniques on life -size infant dummies. As the students worked with their babies, they simulated the entire process of what they would do if they encountered an unresponsive or choking infant.
I learned a few interesting things sitting in on this class. Did you know it's common for babies to choke while eating at a table, and that the rescuer should remember to back away from the table before administering the Heimlich maneuver. This prevents the baby's head from slamming on the table due to the rescuer's blows. Also, it’s more common to encounter an infant not breathing than one whose heart has stopped.
Feature photography, although a bit of a challenge in stepping out of my personal comfort zone, is really an exciting type of photography.
|Peggy Wammes helps Amanda Skomer with infant CPR as fellow students Margaret Ingram and Kelly Abbott observe.|
|Kelly Abbott administers compressions to infant "dummy".|