We have known for years that most people who
have been trained in CPR choose not to get involved for a variety of
reasons. One of them is the idea of a lip-lock on a dead person they don't
know. This new method removes that fear at least.
A couple of things to
consider, if you have
never done CPR, be prepared for the biggest workout of your life. It is a
lot of work to give
100 compressions every minute.
When you start, you are in charge until someone more
experienced arrives and relieves you. Act like you are in charge. Order
someone to call 911. Not some vague plea to the crowd. Point at someone who
looks like they have a brain and say in a cop voice "Call 911 now!" Doing
CPR is worthless if help never arrives so getting the ambulance rolling is
You are going to get tired unless you are an extremely
athletic and you are pushing on a little old ladies chest. Don't be afraid to
ask someone to give you a breather.
Take a CPR class, it can save someone's life and
might be the most valuable thing you will ever do in your life.