- Earlier this week, there was a Today Show segment on CPR with Dr. Oz. It was this session that informs us that to perform Chest Compressions you have a depth choice from one to two inches. (The depth guideline became 1.5 to 2 inches in 2005. The depth guideline became 2 inches in 2010. The depth guideline became 2 to 2.4 inches in 2015.)
- Dr. Oz showed how to apply the AED pads and got it wrong: The pad on the victim's left side is supposed to go on the left side wall, not just lower than the left nipple. (We're trying to make a "heart sandwich" out of the heart and the two pads. The AED works better that way.)
- Dr. Oz forgot to tell the audience how to tell when someone they encounter has had a sudden cardiac arrest. (non-responsive and not breathing normally.)
- I wasn't able to find a way to get the corrections to the Today Show.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
This was an interesting week. I encountered several surprising things.
By the way, when the depth guideline went to 1.5 to 2 inches, a significant number of instructors weren't able to renew their certificates because they weren't able to compress to 1.5 inches on a manikin whose stiffness was significantly less than than the average adult.