Friday, February 26, 2010

Constant Compression CPR *** UPDATE ***

Continuous CPR Update, Feb. 26, 2010

Swimming girl died after lifeguard stopped CPR

Heart expert Dr Christopher Duke said Sophie 'would have survived' if she had received continuous CPR. He said: 'You don't stop resuscitation just because a patient appears to be breathing. You only stop if there's breathing and a pulse.'

Complete Article/link:

*** Special Thanks to Chris Brewster of Lifesaving News who posted this article in his regular email service, namely, ***

(Content below previously posted on 02.19.2010)
Just in off the Lifeguard Online Grapevine, courtesy of LACo Recurrent, Ret. and U.S. Navy Seal, Harold Dunnigan, a new CPR protocol that is being touted by a couple of doctors at the famed Mayo Clinic that does not involve mouth to mouth but focuses entirely on constant and non-stop CPR only that is being called "Constant Compression CPR"!

(Photo above shows Harold Dunnigan in red jacket at right trying to convince a member of the LACo Fire Dept. of the radical sea change in CPR Technique being touted by a couple of doctors at the Mayo Clinic.)

Watch the CNN Video below. This is NOT currently the standard op. but could be in the offing, as it were. Stay tuned for specific Department protocol changes, if any.

Continuous Compression CPR:

caveat: This Constant Compression CPR is not recommended for children under 8 years old or drowning victims.

For more information, see:

(Photo shows the view of the beach in front of the Training Center in Manhattan Beach, June 2009. It is unknown at this time if the Dept. will be instituting this new "Constant Compression CPR" Method.)

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Until next time.....

Will Maguire, Editor
"County Recurrent" News

Service • Training • Commitment

*** Keeping the County Recurrent "in the loop"..... whether he/she likes it or NOT ! ***

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p.s. Could someone please tell the owner of this large civilian four wheel drive half ton pickup to get it off the beach ! Woo Hoo ! We understand he also owns and drives a Black 7 Series BMV and is a Northern Section Recurrent...

1 comment:

Dan said...

This version of CPR without respiration has been promoted, but only for lay persons. Professional rescuers are to continue with standard CPR.