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The problem with CPR is remembering what to do when your adrenaline begins surging because it looks like somebody is trying to die. (Some of the other problems are those of cracking some ribs of some guy who doesn't need it, or of keeping "alive" somebody whose brain is already dying or dead. Knowing when to use CPR is as important as knowing how.)
I watched the video. It was very instructive. I took a class in CPR many years ago, but I don't remember it like this. I guess times have changed. I guess I need a refresher. What are the chances these instructors will be available? That's the only problem I can see!
Interesting that the guidelines have finally changed to making the call first. Used to be that you had to do a set of breaths and compressions first, then call. I wonder if that's a recent change - I haven't recertified in a few years.
By the way, as automatic emergency defibrillators become more affordable (in a relative sense that is), it makes sense to carry one if you are a boater or traveler. I don't carry one on my 20' Ranger, but I do carry one on the Canyon 33 and have been considering carrying one in the emergency car kit. I use the Samaritan - I've seen them priced as low at $1,000 occasionally.
Mayo Clinic CPR without mouth-to-mouth -Continuous Chest Compression-
"Mayo emergency physician Dr. Bentley Bobrow says your goal is to "generate blood flow to the heart and the brain."
It's a method that requires quite a bit of energy on your part, and you've got to keep going (because, if you stop, blood flow stops too). If someone collapses in public or at work, Williams says, dial 911 and then start pumping.
People in respiratory failure, kids under 8 and drowning victims, regular CPR is still needed, "