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San Andreas-The Movie

Something cool for the volunteers that perform CPR or might be considering learning this life-preserving technique.  The Block-Buster movie: "San Andreas" has opened to movie theaters worldwide and this movie needs no additional hype from this nonprofit. However, we wanted to give props to the verisimilitude of one scene. (We give away nothing that happens in the movie so it is safe to continue reading this post.) 

One reason that some healthcare providers are not advent aficionados of some medically-based television productions is the lack of "realism". "Epinephrine shot in the chest cures all." LOL  Nevertheless, the CPR scene in the movie "San Andreas" appeared to be accurate.  

Researchers have found that continuous chest compressions saves lives and should not be interrupted to give breaths. They believe that adequate chest compressions can deliver a constant flow of blood to the brain and body, thus increasing the victim's chances of recovering.  

For additional information on CPR view the American Heart Association's recommendations.

From WebMD: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Treatment: First Aid Information for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
A person is found down and out!
I. Check to see if they are responsive.
Tap the person's shoulder and shout, "Are you OK?"
Look for normal breathing. Call 911 if there is no response.
Start Hands-Only CPR.
Hands-Only CPR should not be used for adults whose cardiac arrest is due to drug overdose, near-drowning, or an unwitnessed cardiac arrest. In these cases, do a conventional CPR combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing.
II. Do Chest Compressions
Place the heel of your hand on the center of the person's chest.
Place the heel of your other hand on top of your first hand, lacing fingers together.
Keep arms straight and your shoulders directly over your hands.
Push hard and fast, compressing chest at least 2 inches.
Let chest rise completely before pushing down again.
Compress at least 100 times per minute.
III. Don't stop chest compressions unless: 
*The person starts breathing normally
*A trained responder or emergency personnel arrive
*You are too tired to continue
*There is an automated external defibrillator (AED) to use
IV.  If an automated external defibrillator(AED) is available, use it!
-Resume compressions and follow AED prompts.


5 Comments to San Andreas-The Movie:

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Naomi Browne on Monday, July 27, 2015 10:34 AM
Interesting topic what you employ shared throughout us. your current writing skill is definitely very appreciative. we love Whenever people share your own views with the Best articles.
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Bryce on Friday, October 23, 2015 1:36 PM
The thing that really annoyed me in this film is probably the most minimal one! Dwayne Johnson plays a member of a rescue team right? So I would be right to assume he should be more than experienced with first aid? Well when he first tried doing CPR on his daughter he started with chest compression's but the first thing you are taught is if it is suspected to be a drowning victim then you do recovery breaths first!
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carl erik rinch on Sunday, November 22, 2015 2:09 AM
Great info about movie! Many congratulations that you could manage to write on this sensible issue. I am taking the helping tips and hope it will be useful for others too. Thank you so much.
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carl erik rinch on Sunday, November 22, 2015 2:13 AM
Nice posting!!It was always in my mind to read on this subject. I truly appreciate for your wonderful contribution over the same. I would like to read more from your blog site.
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Carol Frankie on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 5:01 PM
This is a great article that says a lot
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