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When somebody collapses and stops breathing, make sure you remember how to do CPR. Just make sure you don't do it to some person who simply fainted, because you can be sued if you break a rib. Legal protection for Good Samaritans in the US is fading fast. Still, every citizen ought to know how to do this.
I have had to do it twice, once in a parking lot and once in church. One lived, one died.
I think everyone should take a CPR (or a full St. John's Ambulance seminar). My first course was during my Brockville Rifles days (I was 16). My employer also provided the training years ago and I've had a number of refreshers since. Which reminds me....time for another.
Is that link to current procedure? It looks like what I taught from 1978 to 1996 (with occasional updates) but I think I've heard lately that a single operator should try to do 30 compressions to two ventilations.
Anything is likely to be better than nothing. I was an EMT for years, did CPR in pre-hospital and hospital environs a number of times. People should understand that most CPR events are fatal; please, please do what you can but understand that a CPR bad outcome is rarely due to doing it wrong.
There's a story about a CPR-trained citizen who spots a fellow face down in the street. She briskly flips him over and opens his airway just as a shout comes up from the manhole, "Darn it, I need that light!"
The latest update I saw on CPR was no ventilations - just hammer away with compressions.
The Heimlich manuever, or rather the need to do it, scares me more than CPR. I've seen it done successfully twice and it makes you weak in the knees to witness. My ex choked and his girlfriend was not strong enough to dislodge the item so he had to push himself against a counter about ten times before he coughed it up. Scary stuff.