I attended a screening for FOX’s 2-Night Premiere of 9-1-1 on September 23rd and 24th at 9/8c and The Resident, which premieres on September 24th at 8/7c only. 9-1-1’s new season looks like it will introduce a new character, played by Jennifer Love Hewitt, and the main plotline will revolve around a catastrophic earthquake that topples Los Angele
After screening FOX’s new lineup, a professional CPR instructor gave us a few tips and demonstrations about how to prevent and address emergencies that would require CPR, for all ages. I learned a lot about the safety procedure for kids, varying from toddler to age 13, in a short amount of time.
Lesson 1: When someone loses consciousness or stops breathing, you should perform CPR immediately no matter the age of the victim, because the very first moments they go under are the most threatening to their chances of living. I learned that tracing someone’s armpits to their chest is the easiest way to find the right spot to do chest compressions on them during CPR. Chest compressions should be administered using the same pace as the song “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees.
Lesson 2: One of the leading causes of deaths among toddlers is drowning. If you are dealing with a victim who is drowning, to increase the child’s chance of surviving, CPR needs to be administered immediately once the person is pulled out of the water. If you are alone with your child, CPR should be performed before you call 9-1-1.
Lesson 3: We learned that you administer the Heimlich Maneuver two different ways based on if you have an infant under 1-year-old or a child over 1-year-old.
While saving lives is breathtaking to watch on the big screen, how great would it be to save someone’s life? Visit Save a Little Life in Tarzana California for a list of their CPR and First-Aid training for parents and care providers.
Season Two finds star resident DR. CONRAD HAWKINS (Matt Czuchry) continuing to make difficult calls in the best interests of his patients. But, having rekindled a romantic relationship with nurse NICOLETTE “NIC” NEVINS (Emily VanCamp), the two now must face unresolved issues from their past. Conrad’s father, MARSHALL WINTHROP (Glenn Morshower), has taken over as head of Chastain, and comes into direct conflict with the hospital’s newly minted CEO, DR. RANDOLPH BELL (Bruce Greenwood). Meanwhile, DR. MINA OKAFOR (Shaunette Renée Wilson) continues to work with her larger-than-life mentor, DR. AJ AUSTIN (Emmy Award nominee Malcolm-Jamal Warner, “Suits,” “The Cosby Show”). However, the skills of new ortho surgeon DR. KITT VOSS (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Jane Leeves, “Hot in Cleveland,” “Frasier”) could lead Mina on a different path. First-year resident DR. DEVON PRAVESH (Manish Dayal) becomes intrigued by new medical device rep JULIAN BOOTH (guest star Jenna Dewan, “Step Up”), whose presence at the hospital will upend business as usual for everyone there.
9-1-1 makes its return on September 23rd & 24th for a 2-Night Premiere at 9/8c.
From creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the “American Horror Story” franchise, “Nip/Tuck”), new procedural drama 9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The provocative series stars Academy and Emmy Award nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It”) and Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Peter Krause (“The Catch,” “Six Feet Under”).