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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:24 AM

 

Just got an update. The man who I performed CPR on Saturday is in stable condition.

You can't imagine how pleased I was to learn about this stranger's survival.

Details here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026430658

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Reply Just got an update. The man who I performed CPR on Saturday is in stable condition. (Original post)
Scuba Mar 2015 OP
winter is coming Mar 2015 #1
hollysmom Mar 2015 #2
bullwinkle428 Mar 2015 #3
KMOD Mar 2015 #4
demmiblue Mar 2015 #5
ND-Dem Mar 2015 #6
niyad Mar 2015 #7
Rex Mar 2015 #8
Jefferson23 Mar 2015 #9
MannyGoldstein Mar 2015 #10
peace13 Mar 2015 #11
Coventina Mar 2015 #12
MissDeeds Mar 2015 #13
mnhtnbb Mar 2015 #14
Sunlei Mar 2015 #15
SoapBox Mar 2015 #16
marym625 Mar 2015 #23
mountain grammy Mar 2015 #17
panader0 Mar 2015 #18
RiffRandell Mar 2015 #19
sharp_stick Mar 2015 #20
a kennedy Mar 2015 #21
moondust Mar 2015 #22
blm Mar 2015 #24
hue Mar 2015 #25
Gothmog Mar 2015 #26
valerief Mar 2015 #27
uppityperson Mar 2015 #33
valerief Mar 2015 #35
Jackpine Radical Mar 2015 #37
uppityperson Mar 2015 #40
840high Mar 2015 #28
Liberal_in_LA Mar 2015 #29
BrotherIvan Mar 2015 #30
onecent Mar 2015 #31
raging moderate Mar 2015 #32
uppityperson Mar 2015 #34
OldRedneck Mar 2015 #36
applegrove Mar 2015 #38
A Little Weird Mar 2015 #39
raven mad Mar 2015 #41
ailsagirl Mar 2015 #42
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2015 #43
annabanana Mar 2015 #44
Octafish Mar 2015 #45
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2015 #46
cynzke Mar 2015 #47
malaise Mar 2015 #48

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:26 AM

1. Glad to hear it. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:47 AM

2. wonderful.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:49 AM

3. K&R on both threads!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:50 AM

4. Awesome!

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:52 AM

5. Good on you for helping to save a life!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:52 AM

6. good for you for jumping in. i've been trained but i don't know if i'd do a very good job if

 

I were faced with the reality. it's been a while.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:03 AM

7. k and r for both threads. thank goodness you were there, and knew what to do, and were

willing to do it.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:05 AM

8. I always knew you were the hero type!

 

Good on ya Scuba! You saved another persons life. So rare in a world where we discard life easily.

A tip of my hat to you sir!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:06 AM

9. +100, Scuba..excellent news..kudos to you both. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:08 AM

10. You likely saved his life

 

Assuming he was in cardiac arrest, 10 min without CPR is usually fatal.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:12 AM

11. Sweet!

 

I'm happy for both if you! You altered the course of history! Good on you!

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:19 AM

12. Hooray for Scuba and his patient!!

Life wins wins this round!!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:22 AM

13. Wonderful!

 

How lucky he was you were there.

K&R

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:48 AM

14. Good for you!

CPR is very often not successful.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:52 AM

15. good news! you saved his life :)

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:55 AM

16. Good for you.

I get an annual (required) refresher of CPR, with or without an AED.

The changes made a few years ago are still "difficult" for me to mentally adjust to, after years of the old system...bottom line though, quick action, call for help and circulate the oxygen.

I've only done breathing once, many years ago...unfortunately he did not survive.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 01:08 PM

23. But you tried

For you, that's all that matters. Good for you!

I can't recall if there is still a call for breaths with 2 people, and, if so, at what count?

Thank you

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 12:15 PM

17. Nice going, Scuba!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 12:21 PM

18. Well that deserves a rec!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 12:22 PM

19. Awesome!

Missed original OP; thanks for sharing!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 12:31 PM

20. That's fantastic

Something that you can rightfully be incredibly proud of for the rest of your life.

Well done.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 12:38 PM

21. Great job Scuba.....wonderful news.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 12:52 PM

22. Good going!

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 01:09 PM

24. happy for you both

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 01:12 PM

25. Wonderful!! Thanks Scuba!! Excellent news!

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 02:12 PM

26. That is simply great news

Congratulations of saving a life

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 02:27 PM

27. Wonderful! Hope he's a progressive!!!! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:08 PM

33. Seriously?

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:14 PM

35. Of course!

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:25 PM

37. Of course. I always make it a policy to inquire of the victim's politics

before contemplating emergency interventions.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:30 PM

40. I usually wait until after and then mutter "damn" if not a fine librul.

just in case.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 02:56 PM

28. Excellent - you saved a life.

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 02:56 PM

29. k&r

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 04:28 PM

30. Wow

He's lucky you were there and willing to jump in. Thanks for the info on CPR which I did not know. I should really take a course. Good on you.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 05:55 PM

31. Kudos to you!!!!!!!!!

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:08 PM

32. Wonderful!

Good for you, and for him!

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:08 PM

34. k&r

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:56 PM

36. GREAT NEWS!!!!

 

I'm an Advanced Life Support EMT in a rural Virginia county. We teach CPR, use of the AED, and basic first aid once a month and always have 10 - 30 local folks in the class.

EVERYONE who has received CPR training needs to get at least one of these sets -- get it from Amazon:
Adult & Infant CPR Mask Combo Kit with 2 Valves, MCR Medical
It's a small zipper bag (or hard case) with two CPR masks -- adult and child -- with mouthpiece valves. Place the mask tightly over the mouth and nose and blow through the one-way valve -- tilt the head back and pull the chin down to open the airway, blow and watch for chest rise.

I have a dozen or so of these sets -- all over the place, in all my vehicles with my medic bags, at home, etc.

Here are some YouTube videos with instructions for using the CPR mask:




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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:42 PM

38. That is so cool.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:44 PM

39. That's awesome!

I've never learned CPR but I think I will see if there's a class around I can take.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:39 PM

41. The life you helped save will make a difference!

I have always believed that, and I thank you!

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:48 PM

42. Great job, Scuba!!

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:55 PM

43. Good to hear

Statistically CPR is often unsuccessful. Success rate depends on how soon administered and how much force is used in chest compressions.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:57 PM

44. Thant is wonderful news!

If you believed the movies, resuscitation happens all the time. I know it's not so, and I applaud you and celebrate the outcome.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:21 PM

45. Scuba!

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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 12:18 AM

46. That is amazing!

What a great feeling it must be.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 07:40 AM

47. Hope You Are Not Too Sore Today!

From all these pats on your back! I'll shake your hand. BRAVO!

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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 07:57 AM

48. Proud of you

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