posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:43 AM
Been around a lot of death in the hospital.
Have been doing compressions on someone for 90 minutes and he could follow simple commands once a heartbeat was back (machine was doing the work of
breathing, heart, lung and kidney).
Have been doing compressions on someone for 20 minutes and was completely brain dead - despite a heartbeat.
In both cases we were circulating blood (beating on their chest) and forcing oxygen into their lungs (with a tube and bag).
There had to be some sort of circulation and oxygenation during the 45 minutes. The floor calls codes down to the ICU all the time and then cancel
them because the person was just very hard to wake up from a deep sleep.
I'd need to see the EKG, blood pressure and EEG during that 45 minute period. But... we'll never get to see that information.