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Conventional CPR consists of chest compressions and rescue breathing. The American Heart Association continues to support this approach to CPR, but recent research demonstrates that rescue breathing may be unnecessary and potentially detrimental in cases of cardiac arrest. In the interest of presenting complete information, however, ACEP is including instructions on how to provide rescue breaths in this guide for laypersons who choose to employ them.
AED: automatic external defibulator
Originally posted by kawika
I have been to so many of those classes...Even wilderness first aid with the scouts before Philmont.
Don't want to do it ever again.
Every year they change some little detail, so right off I am doing it wrong from memory.
Let the young parents go, CPR is for kids, drowning, stuff like that.
Old people have a heart attack, better to let them go. Unlikely to do any good, only prolongs agony.
Last class I went to it was mostly all about the shock machine which since I am old can not remember the proper name for it just now. But the actual CPR was de-emphasized in favor of the machine.edit on 21-5-2012 by kawika because: corectolated spel'n erredit on 21-5-2012 by kawika because: add text
My daughter did all of the things you did and was the "go to" baysitter in our part of town.
Originally posted by novemberecho
In my health class, one of the requirements for the class was gettingCPR certified. I've got that, first aid, AND I took some certified babysitter course.
Originally posted by therealdemoboy
I haven't seen much about this discussed - so I thought I'd put out a little reminder that the Red Cross hosts CPR classes that are either sponsored, so they don't cost you anything - or are available at a nominal cost. Certainly worth the $$$ if you ever need to use it. CPR, First Aid, or for those who want to spend more time and money - an EMT course could prove invaluable in a SHTF scenario.