Do you know CPR?
It's really easy. Start with 30 chest compressions to the beat of staying alive. Then two long breaths into the mouth. Repeat.
no but I want to learn
Yes from my babysitting red cross course a few years ago. I kinda forgot… :)
We learned it in school but I don't think I'd be able to do it successfully
Thank you, Doug!! I definitely know CPR thanks to you! :)
Haven't bin certified since 2001
Every parent needs to learn child/infant CPR & how to handle choking situations (taught in the same class usually). I had to do the back thrusts on our son when he choked one time. I've made sure all family members
& caregivers know how. Child with "classic" autism so we get lots of practice.
@TheLorax do you have a link for me to view about the good samaritan laws?
Yeah. My school certified me
I'm certified for human & animal.
My school teaches CPR, and you can get certified if you want to (I did). but you people who say it can only help, even if you don't know how, the Good Samaratan laws only protect you for doing what you're certified/ know how to do.
certified through boy scouts yeah!
I technically "know" CPR, but I'm not certified.
Ironic, indeed, that those around the great lakes seem least prepared for CPR. Yikes!
It's a requirement at my job (teaching) and should be for all jobs, if you ask me.
I'm really surprised the number is so high for the people who know CPR! Go people!
1. Stayin alive by the beeges
2. And why are the states surrounding the great lakes saying no? Haha Ironic
you would revive me??? I have no viruses or other contagious issues. I do share a toothbrush though
I was told it is better to let them die. if you break a rib and they recover, you get zapped. plus aids or hepatitis. this seems a bit harsh to me. what u think
Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
@fiat2lux: lol, I know... Just adding a moment of levity to the discussion.
I know it but hope to never have to use it!
I was trained and certified 2 years ago but I barely remember it.
@oldlady...emergency tracheostomy with a pen. its not f'in macgyver. you create a bloddy mess and probably unable to successfully oxygenate the infant. better off calling 911.
He is chocking! - sorry not certified
We had to learn baby CPR when my niece was born, never certified but the doctor and home nurses showed us until we were comfortable doing it. Also the doctor showed us how to use a pen or similar object to give an emergency trachea. My niece was a preemie and weighed 1 pound 7 ounces at birth.
I am CPR certified :) we have a mandatory class at my school that all sophomores are required to take. Its just something that is good to know.
It's kind of a job requirement...
I know the basics but have never taken a class or anything.
Fiat for those trained and comfortable the traditional 30:2 is still the method of choice, but the statistics suggest that compressions only is as effective as CPR with breaths for up to four minutes. The AHA prefers it for untrained persons. More at: handsonlycpr.org/faqs
Have to. I am a nurse.
Yes I am a graduate nurse. But wtf is going on in my state????
@O'13 that's only 53% of those in Michigan on this poll who don't know CPR. The other 47% know it.
Lol @ O.
Yes, but wouldn't hurt to gave a refresher course.
Note to self: don't travel to Michigan.
But how often does that occur within the first minute of CPR? Just curious. All you medical buffs know more than I do on that, your comments to that effect would be appreciated.
still pumping? Do you give them CPR or rescue breaths? Rescue breaths will probably do just fine. You've also got drowning situations etc.
Anything you wish to add?
@wertyio it certainly *can* revive somebody…
beats on a normal day. It's just better (theoretical) performance than compression only.
Again, compression only will do the job, but preference is to include some breaths in there. Besides, what if they're not breathing, but their heart's…
@elbobo CPR does keep the blood flowing, and indeed compression only will usually still do the job because of Oxygen in the lungs, but think about this. How long can you hold your breath before blackout? 2 minutes? You're probably still breathing at 10+ times per minute, with all your heart…
I'm pretty sure it's required for a health class in schools today to teach it.
Hahahaha...you could say I know CPR. Hooah!
Cpr is a resuscitation technique, justthink. It most certainly cam revive a victim.
Lmao @ Charlie
I've been in the medical field for about 13 years...I better know it!
WOW! Over 50 comments and not a single one blaming Romney/Republicans/Conservative for either knowing or not knowing CPR. Have we achieved civility?
I said no, because I'm not officially trained, but I know the basics.