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#135501 - 06/11/08 03:01 AM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: climberslacker]
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"...I really want to do CPR on someone..."

You have to keep in mind that, depending on the circumstances, you might not be able to save the victim. Then you have to live with that. Some people have a real hard time with that. Luckily (I guess), I am not one of those. And you can get real tired if you have to do it long enough. I have done full blown CPR, all by myself, for over 30 minutes in the past, and I was really tuckered...
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#135503 - 06/11/08 05:29 AM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: climberslacker]
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Originally Posted By: climberslacker
But is it still ok to use the valve I used in training?


yep
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#135561 - 06/11/08 03:54 PM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: climberslacker]
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Originally Posted By: climberslacker
...now that I've learned this stuff I really want to do CPR on someone...anyone else have this feeling after learning cpr, or am I just a sick twisted person??

Well, you're in luck. I've posted this link in the past, but you can get your own mini CPR training dummy from the American Heart Association for $30. It's supposed to click when you've compressed the sternum the proper distance so you get used to pushing hard. One common mistake doing CPR is our instinct not to hurt someone so we don't push down hard enough to really compress the heart and squeeze out the blood.

And you can practice with your CPR mask, too, if you'd like.

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#135585 - 06/11/08 08:20 PM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: climberslacker]
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Former Paramedic, ACLS instructor and CPR instructor here. Lots codes in the past, but currently not working in ems. (I'm LE now.)

Back in the day, this was the best thing going because it was much easier to get a good seal. http://www.allmed.net/catalog/item/87/523

There were many times that it wasn't necessarily easy to get a good face mask seal. There may be something better on the market now. Like I said, I'm a little long in the tooth so there may be newer things available.

As for those little fold up face shield things, I carry one but they are less than ideal. You car or house kit should definitely have a real mask. In a real CPR situation, there are blood, excretions and vomit to deal with. You get some on your gloves then you have to hold that face shield to get a good seal and guess where those fluids are? On the outside of the shield. It's better than nothing but not by much.


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#135646 - 06/12/08 03:58 AM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: Arney]
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Originally Posted By: Arney
Originally Posted By: climberslacker
...now that I've learned this stuff I really want to do CPR on someone...anyone else have this feeling after learning cpr, or am I just a sick twisted person??

Well, you're in luck. I've posted this link in the past, but you can get your own mini CPR training dummy from the American Heart Association for $30. It's supposed to click when you've compressed the sternum the proper distance so you get used to pushing hard. One common mistake doing CPR is our instinct not to hurt someone so we don't push down hard enough to really compress the heart and squeeze out the blood.

And you can practice with your CPR mask, too, if you'd like.


thanks! thats super cool!!
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#135647 - 06/12/08 04:15 AM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: Arney]
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That's cool, but he really wants to do real CPR on a real person. Unless I totally misread what he wrote. Dummies are find and dandy for training, but they are far from the real thing, trust me on this...
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#135648 - 06/12/08 04:16 AM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Yeah I didn't really think about how low the survival rate is, but still it would be cool/sad to have to do it on someone.
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#135650 - 06/12/08 04:24 AM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: climberslacker]
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It would be cooler to say that you saved him/her. Just be prepared to lose them...
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#135660 - 06/12/08 12:20 PM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Even if that person would not have survived, it does not look good to just stand there and do nothing.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#135665 - 06/12/08 01:27 PM Re: The CPR mask thread [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Indeed it does not...
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