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LOST - Bad CPR
To start off,
I know this is pretty picky, but it's kind of been bugging me.
Anytime someone isn't breathing, Jack starts giving chest compressions. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I just took a Red Cross CPR class, and when the victim isn't breathing, you only give rescue breaths. chest compressions have nothing to do with breathing; they are to pump blood through the body if the heart has stopped.
So why would a doctor try to pump blood through someone's body if he hasn't checked for a pulse and has no evidence that the heart has stopped?
I guess they wanted to make it more dramatic or something.
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A Lost episode where someone performs CPR or Rescue breathing
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Huntron on 07-16-2006
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Comments:
Doohanfan writes:
You are correct. You give two to 3 breaths to people who aren't breathing & then you check for breathing again (this is after you checked for any obstruction of the breathing passage, you tilt their head backwards a little bit & cover up their nose so that the air doesn't escape & actually goes to the lungs. You also have to check for signs of circulation to make sure that their heart hasn't stopped). You do this until one of two things happens: either the person starts breathing or their heart stops (basically until they die). If their heart stops, then and only then should you give chest compressions. If you give chest compressions to a person who's heart is still pumping, you will kill them. But I agree with you. They just wanted to make things more dramatic. Giving a person chest compressions along with assisted breathing is a lot more exciting than just giving breaths & waiting for the person to breath again.
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Twilek Pimp writes:
You got a point
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