Tuesday, February 18, 2014


This past weekend, my heartbreaker learned how to keep one running.  Thanks to FM Ambulance and West Acres Mall, we had a lesson in compression-only CPR.

This is a big change from "the olden days" when I volunteered as an EMT.  There were times when it just didn't seem they made plastic thick enough when it came to planting lips on a stranger.

In a nutshell, The Chick Magnet will demonstrate. :)

If you come across a person who appears unconscious, check to make sure they aren't just napping. Instruct bystanders, if any, to call 911. If  available, send someone for AED.
Place heel of hand, supported by the other, mid-chest at the nipple line. Giggle at the term "nipple line", then proceed to compress hard and fast, to the tune of the Bee Gees' tune "Stayin' Alive". I kid you not. It's the exact rate needed!

Many public places are now equipped with AEDs. The devices have illustrations, and even talk you through their use. Early response with CPR and defibrillation is the best chance someone suffering a heart attack has.

That's it! 

One important last step if you're Steven.

                                                            Schmooze with the ladies. :)

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