Self C.P.R.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ozzy, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

    Lost Wages
    What are you to do if you have a heart attack

    While you are alone.

    If you've already received this,

    It means people care about you.

    The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually

    Discovered this and did an in-depth study

    On it in our ICU.

    The two individuals that discovered this then did

    An article on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes.

    It is very true and has and does work.

    It is called cough CPR.

    A cardiologist says it's the truth

    If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people,

    You can bet that we'll save at least one life.

    It could save your life!

    Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. And you're driving home

    (alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job.

    You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

    Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain

    In your chest that starts to radiate out

    Into your arm and up into your jaw.

    You are only about five miles from the hospital

    Nearest your home.

    Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be

    Able to make it that far.

    What can you do?

    You've been trained in CPR

    But the guy that taught the course didn't tell

    You what to do if it happened to yourself.

    Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.

    Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint,

    Has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

    However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

    A deep breath should be taken before each

    Cough, and the cough must be deep

    And prolonged, as when producing sputum

    From deep inside the chest.

    A breath and a cough must be repeated

    About every two seconds without let up

    Until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

    Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and

    Keep the blood circulating.

    The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

    Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

    Thanks. Hopefully i won't need this but it's good to know in case i do. My family is plagued with heart conditions.

  3. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

    Loganville, GA
    Good info:wink:
  4. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

    Thanks Mike, thats good to know. Reps to ya for a very useful (but hopefully not for me, lol) post. At least when I can rep ya again, dang, been off for 2 months and still gotta spread it around first. I'll get back to ya.
  5. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

    Lost Wages
    Spread this info around folks, I'm just the messenger, hopefully it will help someone who reads this.
  6. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

    Georgetown IN
    I will send out on my email list to family
  7. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

    Loganville, GA
    Information like this needs to know to all. My Father had a massive heart attack last year that almost claimed his life. He was in the bathroom and was not alone more than 5 minutes before 911 was called. He barely made it and wouldn't have if a clot hadn't moved enough to let a little blood by. Hes only 63 and lost a large part of the rear heart muscle. after hours of surgery, he ended up with 4 stints to hold the arteries open. Now hes got a pacemake and difibulater to keep his heart in beat. He only has 28% evacuation of blood now and I wonder if he knew this and had time to react if the outcome would have been different.
  8. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

    O.P., KS

    BIG GEORGE New Member

    Good info. Now me. I just reach in my pocket and pump in the "NITRO" pills. :eek:oooh: