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Meet the Teachers

E&S CPR Training is your one-stop-shop for all your CPR Education and Training needs. Whether it’s to renew your certification annually or to improve your life skills, our skilled trainers have over 70 years of combined hands-on experience as Respiratory Therapists. Meet Edra Bonsall and Sherry Patterson-Ford. Together, they saw a need to share their knowledge, and experiences with others and decided to coalesce in order to share their unique perspectives. They are on the Code Blue, and the Rapid Response (RR) team at Orange Coast Medical Center, and strive to provide you with a top-quality experience, with a human touch. They love what they do, and their passion is to teach!


Sherry has been a Respiratory Therapist since 1990. For over 30 years, taking care of her patients is her calling in life and passion. Now she teaches Pulmonary Rehab once a week, and takes student Respiratory Therapists with her on rounds to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). 


My name is Edra Bonsall and I have 4 beautiful kids and expecting my first grandchild. I have worked as a Respiratory Therapist for 40 years and was also a EMT with a Junior Fire Company in Maryland. I have always wanted to work in a hospital since I was a little girl. There are a lot of nurses in my family. I work as a RT at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital presently. Working in the ER and ICU are my favorite areas. My friend Sherry and I wanted to share our knowledge of a combined 70 years experience and teach others how to save a life. We hope we will see you in the future.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
–Mahatma Gandhi
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