Navarra, meanwhile, reminds that without proper knowledge, the attempt to perform the procedure can be life-threatening. “If you don’t know how to, call for emergency and ask for medical help right away,” he says.
Several efforts in the local communities have been mobilized to teach CPR. The Philippine Red Cross has conducted CPR training in 2018 for almost 40,000 people, mostly students. It was in pursuant to the Constitution’s Republic Act 10871 or the ‘Basic Life Support Training Schools Act.’ The RA requires basic education students to undergo age-appropriate basic life-saving training.
While Jenkins and Navarra are aware of their aid to people in need of medical attention, there are other issues that impede Filipino nurses from delivering quality healthcare services.
“I believe that Filipino nurses are neglected, being overworked and underpaid,” Jenkins laments. This, she elaborates, pushes them to move out and look for a greener pasture abroad.
“But despite the struggles, I still choose this profession because it has always been my passion,” Jenkins adds.
Her and Navarra’s heroism in Boracay proves nothing else but that.
Interviews were edited for brevity.
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