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New, Better CPR Method — 5-min. video

Chest-Compression-Only CPR Video

From Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona. Links at source. They are an Amazon Associate.

9 Comments

  1. RAB says:

    Excellent advice, thanks Julie.

    But if I had to imagine a Bee Gee’s song whilst doing it, I would be too busy throwing up to keep up the 100 thrusts per minute. :-)

  2. John Galt says:

    Very useful Julie thanks, it’s also a lot easier than the old form of CPR, which was quite frankly a bit confusing (as in trying to remember the rules in an emergency).

  3. Julie near Chicago says:

    JG, I’m pretty sure I had to “learn” to do mouth-to-mouth to get my Junior Lifesaving badge, but “learn” definitely belongs in quotes. Fortunately for the populace, I never had any occasion to display my ineptitude.

    RAB, it’s OK. When you resuscitate me, you can keep the rhythm by mentally playing the Prokofiev Toccata. Or actually, why not put one of Horowitz’s recordings of it on the Victrola and turn up the volume? That might snap me out of it with no further effort on your part!

  4. Les says:

    We had these adverts in the UK.

  5. NickM says:

    “Nelly the Elephant” also works but I was told by my St John Ambulance trainer not to do it ouloud because any passer-by would think I was taking ze piss.

  6. John Galt says:

    “Nelly the Elephant” I can probably remember, thanks for that Nick.

  7. RAB says:

    I’ve got the heart going again, but I’m afraid there’s no hope for the legs…

    My mum and her friend Mrs Postance were St John’s Ambulance instructors for over 30 years (WVS too) and as a small kid they used me as the dummy, for all sorts, splints and bandages and all that too. Pissed me right off, but at least I know how to do all that stuff.

    They used to play Golf together too, and drag me along as well. It was their proud boast that they never lost a ball, but this was mainly due to them not being able to hit the ball far enough to lose sight of it.

  8. NickM says:

    RAB,
    In the circs it is amazing you wound up a keen golfer!

  9. RAB says:

    Ah that was down to my Dad and my Uncles Nick. Dad was a plus 2 handicap (not many of those about) which meant that he was deemed to have played two shots before he actually placed his ball on the first tee and drove off. He still always came in under par. Caerphilly Championship winner 11 times and Welsh Amateur Champion twice. The Uncles wern’t quite as good, but none of them had a handicap of more than 4, and won their fair share of silverware in their time.

    Dad and I used to play about 3 times a week, and I never ever beat him on a proper course. The only time I did was on a Pitch and Putt course in Newquay in Cornwall, where by some fluke I landed my ball about a foot from the hole 18 times in a row. In comparison to them, I was a great disappointment, my best handicap was 9, but I do love the game so! It’s like physical Chess, and you are playing against the course not your opponents. It’s a philosophy of life too. If you keep finding yourself in the woods or up to your arse in sand in a bunker, maybe you are doing something wrong. ;-)

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