Do you know CPR?

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  1. Shivvy

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    I volunteered to learn and took a 6 hour course when coaching football last season. But honestly, I'd be scared as hell to have to do it.
     
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    Step one: "YOU! Call 911!'"
     
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    Without it, they are going to die. So you might as well try.

    CPR isn't the miracle work that people think though:

    Exact survival rates are difficult to come by, as studies generally look at specific populations. A2012 study showed that only about 2% of adults who collapse on the street and receive CPR recover fully. Another from 2009 (PDF) showed that anywhere from 4% to 16% of patients who received bystander CPR were eventually discharged from the hospital. About 18% of seniors who receive CPR at the hospital survive to be discharged, according to a third study (PDF).
     
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    I should take the course.
     
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    I do but need to be recertified.

    The instructor of the course I took told us to sing Staying Alive while making chest compressions.
     
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    How do I know if someone needs CPR. No pulse? Are they just dead or what?
     
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    Not breathing.
     
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    If their lips turn purple, they ain't breathing.
     
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    I'm a certified rescue diver.

    So I know how to locate your lifeless body underwater, get you to the surface, get you out of your scuba gear while I drag you to shore, and then hopefully resuscitate you.
     
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    I'm also certified to administer oxygen. :smile:
     
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    ya youre supposed to check the pulse
     
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    Would you guys give animal God or lever CPR?
     
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    What about black people?
     
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    i also learned to use a defibrillator
     
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    most of the kids i coached were black
     
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    So, would you?
     
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    let me answer it like this:

    any time a kid went down, i was suddenly busy on the sidelines :D
     
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    All jokes aside, anyone can try to answer that question, but the reality is noone knows how they will react when faced with an actual emergency until they're faced with one.
     
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    They use to have yearly certification here.

    Last I remember , it's all compressions and not breathing recessitation