Today I attended a Basic CPR Training. CPR (CardioPulmonary Resucitation) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest. If you watch ER, House MD or similar, you know what I am talking about… compressing the chest like crazy to pump blood to the body even if the heart is not working.
The training took a bit more than 3 hours and they showed us different techniques to use in case of chocking, unconcious choking and cardiopulmonar arrest. They also told us what to do in a number of emergencies (seizures, strokes, etc). I surely don’t remember all of them… but I have a nice book.
The thing that shocked me the most is the fact that a CPR procedure breaks all the ribs of the victim (in order to pump the heart effectively). Even more, if the chest compression don’t break the ribs, you are doing something wrong (creepy details, they said that in the first couple of compression you can hear the ribs cracking, then everything goes smoothly:-)
Anyway, I AM CPR CERTIFIED so next time your heart stops, I will be there to break your freaking ribs!!!