In this episode of RoyOnRescue, Roy answers an email that was just sent in regarding a person who provided CPR for a cardiac arrest victim but it was different than how the two other certified responders where doing CPR. Please tell me we don’t give rescue breaths anymore, I hope I did the right thing, “God forbid my way was wrong”. Roy answers this question in a way that explains how all three of the rescuers did the “Right Thing”. Be sure to watch this episode to learn how compression only and complete CPR are beneficial for the cardiac arrest victim.
I’ve been debating on trying to post this before the weekend and now I’m sure I should. It’s not going to be short but I will try and get too the point.
There is a lot of talk going on about Compression Only CPR and how it rivals traditional CPR. I’m going to shed some light on the technique and try to sneak in a bit of synthesized science to help understand what it is and what it’s not. Hold on to your seat…hear we go!
If an unconscious person is gasping but not breathing normally should you call 911 and leave them alone, or should you begin aggressive CPR? In this Video Blog, Roy Shaw, EMT-P tells a true story about how a child may have died due to not having life saving CPR because she was showing signs of agonal breathing. This caused the rescuer to stop the life saving CPR and ended tragically.
Watch this Video Blog to learn what agonal breathing is and how to respond to it.