Originally Posted by hcpookie
What about CPR? Now that I'm off work and less-stressed I'm thinking more clearly... I'm thinking it was probably CPR I was thinking about. Need to read up on that more I guess. I remember my EMT friend telling me ages ago that CPR "done correctly" was a rib-breaking experience and it was always done wrong on TV
CPR has changed dramatically with a de-emphasis on breaths and an emphasis on more, deeper, faster compressions. Some places are testing using no breaths at all just chest compressions.
Early intervention of CPR when no defibrilator is available still offers a decent chance of survival, depending of course on the reason for the heart stopping in the first place.