posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 09:44 AM
reply to post by neformore
I laughed at the possibility that that was actual CPR the instant I saw that. I've taken CRP classes where you use a training aid called "Annie".
It gives you a print out with a report of each compression you make to tell you if you're pressing hard enough. Remember, to actually perform this
you need to compress the chest cavity so that it squeezes the heart. It was explained to us that it was very possible to break a rib but to not let
that stop you from giving the victim full compression.
There's no way that the person in the video is applying enough pressue to compress the heart of a 12 year old boy. In actual CPR you place both hands
on the sternum (one on top of the other) and apply at leat a 2 inch compression on the chest. You can't do that with your finger tips.
It's also pretty damming that CNN pulled this video from their site. Whoops! Someone mistook this drama for news.
[edit on 9-1-2009 by dbates]