Do you know how to give proper"C.P.R"?

@peanutjar (5211)
Canada
August 27, 2007 12:11pm CST
If someone was choking near you,do you know exactly what to do to save them?
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Chocking dosen't require C.P.R. For choking you use the hymlic manover to cause the person to caugh up the obstruction. C.P.R. is used when they've stoped breathing and have no heartbeat. Basically your breathing and keeping their blood flowing for them until help arrives. Don't confuse the two or you could do more damage than good.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
27 Aug 07
I KNOW!Im a part-time nurse,I got mixed up.I had 2 discusions on my mind.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
28 Aug 07
They need an edit function here. I've had similar slips of the mind.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Well if someone was choking near me I would give them the Heimlech Manuver, not CPR. That's the proper technique for choking. If someone had lost consciousness and was not breathing and had no heatbeat then yes I could perform CPR until the paramedics arrived.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
27 Aug 07
I know the difference because im a part-time nurse.I had 2 discussions on the go almost the same and punched in the wrong title.Thank-you for responding.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Your Welcome! Accidents like happen sometimes...which is why an edit function is so badly needed here. I kind of wondered if it was a typo or lapse of concentration issue. That's why I responded about choking AND cpr. I figured that way I was covered no matter what you meant. LOL and speaking of typo's what is a "heatbeat" anyway! I guess I should try to get my spell check back on this computer!
@devilangelo (4525)
• India
27 Aug 07
im afraid . i dont know how to do ..a "C.P.R" n i also know that ...one shoudl learn it . coz . it may be of use .. anytime .. .so i guess i fsomeone is choking near me . i would .. try to get help asap . thats the best i can do .
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Yes,i am c.p.r. trained and certified. I have had to help a few choking infants before but to the point of cpr. Just back blows to remove an object. I think more people should take the c.p.r and first aid classes.