Friday, February 10, 2012
Learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR To Save Gar The Texan
According to Wikipedia, "A public service announcement (PSA) or public service ad is a type of advertisement featured on television, radio, print or other media. Whereas the objective of a standard advertisement is to market a product, a PSA is intended to change the public interest, by raising awareness of an issue, affecting public attitudes, and potentially stimulating action."
I'll get to the PSA in a second or two. First I must say that Betty Jo Bouvier regularly sends me email that ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime. This morning's ridiculousness, from Betty Jo, was the latest installment of the Women of Wal-Mart. This morning's sublime, from Betty Jo, was a lot of cute animals and a Public Service Announcement YouTube video from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
I have never been in a situation where I wish I knew what to do if someone went into Cardiac Arrest. I have been told, a time or two, that I should learn what to do.
The only time that I recollect that I have been in a situation where someone was in dire need of medical attention were multiple incidents of Gar the Texan having diabetic attacks of the vapors.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine has developed a new CPR technique that is much more effective and easier to perform than the old technique.
Every 3 days more Americans die from cardiac arrest than the total killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Continuous Chest Compression CPR is a use your hands only method of CPR that doubles the chance of a person surviving cardiac arrest. It is easy to do, easy to learn. And requires no mouth to mouth contact. Which is a significant benefit of this technique when one thinks of the possibility of dealing with someone like Gar the Texan's cardiac arrest.
Below is a YouTube video from the University of Arizona College of Medicine that explains this new CPR technique. Methinks it behooves everyone to learn this....