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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Why you need a personal AED

The previous post was a variation on the "Don't worry about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" phrase.

The whole presentation from which that graph was taken is at...

CPR is broken.But at least it is fixable.


p.s., btw, it you and your spouse live alone together, one or two of you aren't heavy enough to perform chest compression until the ambulance gets there - get a personal AED. One way to do that is to go to and click on AED deal. We don't make a profit on this group purchase.

There is one similarity and one difference between...

(a) Teaching people how to save on airfare by wearing wings and flapping until they get to where they are going, and (b) teaching people how to perform manual CPR:

The similarity is that we're teaching something that most who need to cannot do. The difference is that a small number are able to perform guideline-compliant CPR.

It should be noted that the age distribution of the cohort approximated that of cardiac arrest victims.

For each of the four  groups, the upper-left point is what everybody in the group can do. The lower-right point is the best anybody in that group can do.

That's why my wife and I have a personal AED.