Vinnie Jones On CPR – Staying Alive

Personally, I was taught ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ as a useful timing device for when doing CPR. Which reminds me, I’ll be doing a refresher course in First Aid post-January. Having helped someone who hurt themselves, it is worth it.

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  • Psychodiva

    I love this new campaign- I had my update only a few months ago and the hands only has been going for a while- when i was first taught it was to ‘Nellie the elephant’ :)Both times i have done this for real unfortunately the guy died

  • tielserrath

    It’s ‘Staying alive’ for adults and ‘Nellie the elephant’ for kids.

  • carlie

    There’s also the Ken Jeong version. Good, except apparently Americans won’t pay attention unless there are boobs involved.

  • Martin

    Why was the pulmonary part of CPR dropped? I mean, what’s the point of pumping deoxygenated blood around?

    • ischemgeek

      In my CPR class this fall, I was taught that most adults who suffer cardiac arrest do so because of a heart problem & their blood is usually already well-oxygenated. Plus, my teacher said that recent studies show people are more likely to attempt CPR if it’s only compressions and that compression-only technique is at least as effective as standard CPR for adults.

      I was taught that for children, infants and trauma victims, I should do standard CPR, while for adults who aren’t trauma victims, I should do compressions only. I’m not a medical professional and don’t know if that’s the standard outside of my country, but that’s what I was taught.

  • Tiktaalik

    “Another One Bites the Dust” works too…

    Or, “Another One Rides the Bus” to be less morbid…

    • Kylie Sturgess

      LOL! Yes, Weird Al is *slightly* less distracting!

  • besomyka

    I always use “Another One Bites the Dust”. The pace always comes to mind easily.

  • ZDoggMD

    This video is gold. We docs did a CPR parody called Gold Code: CPR’s Greatest Hits