I hope you never need to perform CPR on a heart-attack victim, but if you do, this method appears to be superior.

17 Responses to “Updated CPR Lesson”
  1. Amy Dungan says:

    Great info to know Tom. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Katy says:

    Wonderful that you have posted this. My daughter has her EMT license and is currently training to be paramedic, and she confirms that this is the latest technique.

    I’m glad to hear that. It’s simpler, easier to remember, easier to do.

  3. ChrisNpiggies says:

    Thank you so much for the CPR video! I could remember how to do THAT in panic mode!

  4. SallyMyles says:

    Very interesting.. I’m now sitting here thinking I could maybe save someone if they collapsed.
    Oh, and I’m singing ‘Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive” my son thinks I’ve gone crazy.

  5. Phil Bear says:

    Live it, learn it, love it.

  6. Is this form of CPR going to become the new standard. I am just wondering if it will be taught in future CPR certification classes. -Kristie

    My guess is that’s where it’s headed. Since people tend to be half-panicked in these situations, I like the simplicity.

  7. Howard says:

    I was just certified a few months ago and apparently this information had not yet reached the local institutions. Even if you are certified, when you’re a provider who’s not likely to have to use CPR, like a dentist, for example, it’s easy to forget the details. This new approach makes it easy for everyone.

    I’d prefer this method. There are people whose mouths I’d prefer not to cover with mine.

  8. omer says:


    NSFW but that’s the way all CPR should be taught….

    Careful now, this is a family-friendly blog .. most of the time, anyway.

  9. Susan says:

    I like how this video explained the process so completely. I am also glad to know about the Good Samaritan law.


  10. Jake says:

    Great information about this CPR method. You never know when fate will call upon you to save a grain victim’s life.

  11. Nina says:

    Perhaps it needs a remake with John Travolta to get the rhythm.

  12. Joe Dokes says:

    Don’t mean to hijack the thread but you may want to check this LA Times story about potatoes and weight gain.



    Joe Doeks

    Working on that for tonight.

  13. Robert says:

    I went and found the link for the video’s home because I was having some trouble with youtube this morning.


    Thanks for the post Tom, I’ve always been intimidated about having to preform CPR, to the point of never getting certified despite having the opportunity to do so. This, I feel like I could do.

    I’ll thank my mom. She sent it to me.

  14. ChrisNpiggies says:

    I work for a company that amongst our other venture’s, provides CPR training for businesses. I showed the safety manager the video and he said we started using this method in classes about 2 months ago. I’m always the last to know!

  15. Steve P says:

    Our local fire department taught us that exact technique to our company 2 months ago so its becoming the accepted protocol.

  16. Bill RN says:

    This is an update from 2010. All CPR classes should now be teaching this.

    It used to be ABC (airway, breathing, circulation)

    Now its CAB. (circulation, airway, breathing) Pushing on the chest does get some oxygen exchange… so in effect, you are helping them to breathe.

    Research is showing that the best treatment for people without a pulse or breathing is high-quality CPR… better than medications even. In hospitals, EMS and such, there’s two minutes of high quality CPR after any medication and shocking the heart

    Oh, and if you think you are protected under the Good Samaritan law by doing chest compressions with your foot, you are probably mistaken.

    Does anyone use a foot? Reminds of the joke about how New Yorkers perform CPR … (accompany with kicking motion): “Get off the @#$%ing sidewalk!”

  17. jamie culver says:

    i loved your show fat head very educational. I have a weight problem i have been dealing with for years because i am insulin resistant. very Educational, thanks again

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