On Monday, July 5, 2010, Kassandra Warsalla, a Medical Assistant graduate from Ross Medical Education Center in Port Huron, used her newly-acquired CPR skills to save the life of a woman dining at a local restaurant in Fort Gratiot.
Kassandra noticed that a woman was choking on food and began turning blue. Kassandra was able to lay her down, tilt her head back, dislodge the food and administer compressions. Her fast actions allowed the woman to begin breathing again. The woman was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Had she not taken the CPR class at Ross, which is required coursework for Medical Assistants, her only recourse would have been to call 9-1-1. She credits her instructor Christina Clark for teaching her these critical skills. Thank you, Kassandra, for exemplifying what it means to be a Ross Medical Education Center graduate!