Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Tonight while walking the dog Linzy and I were discussing CPR and specifically the change in 2008 where it was recommended to only do one half of what used to be involved with giving CPR. The discussion was because we disagreed over which part had been eliminated. That is, one person was arguing for only doing the breathing and the other was arguing for only chest compressions.

As it turns out, the correct change was to do 'hands-only' CPR, where you only compress the chest. Good to know I guess, since picking the wrong half to do would probably not have ended well for whoever was distressed.

I won't even tell you which of us would have been your well-intentioned CPR doom prior to tonight, but rest assured that we are now equally prepared to leap into action and save someone.

...Wait, was it breathing only?

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