Thursday, January 20, 2011
Nursing Home CPR
The guidelines for CPR recently changed. There is a greater emphasis for "compression only CPR," meaning to not do mouth to mouth and just do chest compressions until EMS arrives.
A 71 year old nursing home resident collapsed to the ground. The esteemed nurses at the facility called 911 and started CPR...or so they think.
They had heard of the new guidelines, but they got things a little backwards. They thought it was "ventilation only" CPR, meaning they ventilated but did not do compressions.... meaning she had no circulatory volume.
She didn't make it, obviously.
Posted by SerenityNow at 9:40 PM