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The Value of CPR

Posted by medliorator on January 4, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public are sitting on the couch relaxing after a busy Christmas. All of a sudden Mr. Public clutches his chest and falls over onto the floor.

 

Mrs. Public calls 911 and starts CPR. 10 minutes later, EMS arrives with their portable electricity and shocks Mr. Public’s VFib into asystole. Two rounds of drugs get him back. By the time he gets to the ER, he has a pulse of 80, a pressure of 120/50, and he’s trying to breathe.

 

Cardiac arrest with a 10 minute down time and no CPR prior to EMS arrival results in a funeral 99.9% of the time. Cardiac arrest with a 10 minute down time and immediate bystander CPR gives him a fighting chance.

Why you Should Know CPR [Highly Trained Monkey]

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