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    I saw this topic in another story earlier this year from Arizona. Since I'm due for a two-year renewal of my CPR training I discussed it with my Heart Association CPR instructor who happens to be a former EMT and is now a physical therapist at the nursing home where I hang out. She said they don't plan to "officially" teach it in class and that one of the key criteria is that you actually SEE the victim "go down" and immediately start chest compressions. If you are called to a scene or come upon someone lying in the street, the "normal" CPR practice of compressions AND breaths is supposed to be used.

    Since I happen to be a Bee Gees fan, I put a copy of Stayin' Alive on my smartphone and have tested the accuracy of the claim about 100 compressions. Pretty darn close, within a second or two, in MY tests on a CPR dummy!

    I hope I don't ever have to practice what I preach, but I'm ready if called upon.

    In cardiac arrest, think 'Stayin' Alive'

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    That is a really clever idea that is really catchy...good call Al. It is also really good to see that you are keeping your skills up to date as CPR compression v breath has changed quite a lot since the time I initially got my First Aid Certificate.

    It reminds me of the very simple but effective idea of putting the the word ICE next to a name in your mobile phone which stands for In Case of Emergency first identified by an ambulance worker who used to look at a victims mobile phone to call next of kin and ICE identified them
    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza View Post
    It reminds me of the very simple but effective idea of putting the the word ICE next to a name in your mobile phone which stands for In Case of Emergency first identified by an ambulance worker who used to look at a victims mobile phone to call next of kin and ICE identified them
    And thank YOU for that very timely reminder, Jerry! I read that about ICE somewhere months ago and was gonna put an entry in my mobile phone but forgot. I'm doing it (multitasking) as I write...

    I didn't do it at the time because I wear a Medic Alert pendant around my neck that says "See Wallet Card" where I keep a self-laminated card with contact info on one side and medications on the other (remember, I'm an old geezer). And by the way, I did a little test on a local firefighter whose mom works at the nursing home and when I asked him if "ICE" meant anything to him, he immediately responded correctly, so it looks like the "word" is getting around.

    Cheers Jerry and tip one for me... ...


    PS And before someone asks, NO, I'm NOT The Lounge "pendant!"

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    I use this. I entered it as *I*C*E* This placed it at the top of my contacts list.

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