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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Default Thanks to those who know CPR

I'm not on a lot of forums but I wanted to get this out there so clubtread is the place:

2 weeks ago my father had a heart attack, in mid-afternoon, on the street in downtown Vancouver. His heart stopped, he fell, fractured his skull, there must have been blood. All we know is somebody got on him immediately and give him CPR while 911 was called. The ambulance got there 3 minutes later!! What a city... holy f*ck it gives me chills thinking of that situation playing out. Thank you to whomever was brave enough to give life saving care to a total stranger. The prompt response saved him from death or brain damage.

He woke from his coma about a week later, on the road to a slow recovery. I've taken CPR courses 2x in the last decade, every time it fades from memory after a week. I'm committed to at least a yearly refresher now.

Anyway, I just wanted to get this message out however I could. Thank you whoever you are, thank you paramedics, doctors and nurses... the man has many children and grandchildren who love him.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 11:09 AM
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Crazy story.... glad he is going to recover.

Guess cpr is like many things: if you don't use it you lose it.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Candy Sack View Post
Crazy story.... glad he is going to recover.

Guess cpr is like many things: if you don't use it you lose it.
All you need to remember is chest compressions. Rescue breaths are not part of the course, as it is taught to the general public, anymore. If there is an AED nearby all you have to do is turn it on and it will guide you through the required steps.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 06:29 PM
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Glad to hear he'll be ok. What someone needs to develop now is an ultra-lite AED for the trail
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 09:28 PM
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I think you just have to push down hard on the sternum two times second. Mouth to mouth not required.
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