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Does everyone know how to do basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)?

Yes
16
84%
No
2
11%
Not sure, seen it on TV
1
5%
 
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:38 am

Hi!

Here is why it’s important to act quickly and the two easy steps to saving a life in the event of an emergency:

Watch Hands-Only CPR in Action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... SgmledxFe8
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:03 am

maar ek verneem daar het n paar dinge al verander sedert ek dit laas geleer het in 1993.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:12 am

This forms part of basic training for Scouts,they start at the age of seven to learn CPR.
Always a great skill to have :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:22 am

:lol:

I have lost track of the amount of times CPR has changed since I started in the emergency services. The procedure for Healthcare Providers is slightly different than to what is taught to the layperson, obviously due to the equipment available etc.

But it is an excellent skill that everybody should know, and should be able to do!

It can mean the difference between life and death! :deadhorse:

Staying Alive, Staying Alive.... :siffler:
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:28 pm

Scrat911 wrote::lol:

I have lost track of the amount of times CPR has changed since I started in the emergency services. The procedure for Healthcare Providers is slightly different than to what is taught to the layperson, obviously due to the equipment available etc.

But it is an excellent skill that everybody should know, and should be able to do!

It can mean the difference between life and death! :deadhorse:

Staying Alive, Staying Alive.... :siffler:
Couldn't agree more :thumbup:
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:34 pm

difficult one ....

been at ONE very bad accident, the FIRST to stop there .... walked the scene, and 25 years later I still the vivid image in my mind.

Person RACED past me on the N1, rear tire burst as he passed me - it was a matter of 2 or 3 seconds and he could have taken me out !!

I SAW the car swerving, remember thinking he better straighten it out quickly, then he starting rolling and rolling and rolling ... stopping in the "middle mannetjie" .... With each roll something fell out off the vehicle ... amongst other three people !! My EXACT thoughts were, as I walked the scene: "Jy lyk dood", and I walked past the next one. But the time I got to the driver, still strapped in, more people had stopped and residents starting running towards the scene - remember this was before cell phones - I called out to the residents to call an ambulance.

And then there were a LOT of people at the scene ....


It dawned on me that I was NOT able/capable of helping these people - having "seen" basic first aid before then .... I got in my car and drove off .... The next day it was in the paper and that one person was dead on the scene !!


No matter WHAT I thought before the event - when confronted with this in real life it is just "different" to what you may have ever dreamt !!!!!!! Being a bit older now, maybe I would be able to cope with this better today .....


Moral of the story - life happens ! you may well be the first respondent one day !! It would be good to be prepared .....


I KNOW that the day I lay bleeding on the tar, after a young lady knocked me of my bike, I was FORTUNATE that two off duty paramedics were nearby to stabilise me until the ambulance could take me to hospital with a fractured femer .....




I take my hat of to those that can remain calm in the sight of the blood and mayhem that is part of an accident scene.
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:17 am

I agree Chris. It comes much closer to home when you and your wife/partner and kids are out in the bush, like many of us like to do, often alone, and something happens to one of them. Not just a CPR situation, even something like a burn wound or any other injury.

You must be capable of assisting, stabilising and saving that life. I would much rather be prepared for any such eventuality,than stand around not knowing what to do to help and aggravating the situation by doing the wrong things.

That is one of the reasons why we (my partner and I) are both First Aid trained. We must be able to rely on each other when out there in the wild.
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:46 pm

Thys yes, we really should know the basics.

In 2006 we were enroute to Sutherland, half way up the Verlatenkloof pass - lady came off a motorcycle. Bike was a write off, but she looked okay, nothing more than shock.

NO CELL RECEPTION !!


We, the wife and I, were on a motorcycle - so transporting the lady to Sutherland meant leaving my wife there alone ..... THREE cars drove past the scene without even slowing down !! Just as I was about to take off to Sutherland to get some help a vehicle stopped. Turned out she chipped a piece of bone in her elbow - but it could have been a lot worse.


we have to be realisitic in how much medical aid kit we can carry, but we really need to be able to stabilize a person until help can arive ....
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