CPR Used to Help Save Lawler’s Life

September 12, 2012Comments Off on CPR Used to Help Save Lawler’s Life

For wrestling enthusiasts, nothing can be better than spending hours after a grueling day at work just lounging in your sofa and watching the WWE RAW results. However, if you are an eagle-eyed fan, you would have noticed that something is amiss in the land of body slamming.

For one brief moment, while the match between Kane & Daniel Bryan and The Prime Time Players was being played last Monday night, you might have noticed some members of the audience as well as the production team furtively glancing, some staring, at the commentator’s booth. You might have also noticed the distinct absence of a familiar voice.What happened? WWE ringside commentator and star, Jerry Lawler, collapsed and had to be resuscitated backstage. WWE medical staff, who are always ready for such situations had to perform CPR on Lawler before he was wheeled to a Montreal medical facility.

Situations like this really highlight the importance of knowing how to perform CPR and, in some instances, how to make use of AED. In the past, there are very few people who would jump in and help during instances like these. This fear to help is primarily brought about by the fact that resuscitation then entails a complex list of steps that could result to an increased possibility of the patient dying instead of surviving. Today, however, there is very little of that fear that exists. This is because, the complicated part about helping save a person’s life has been simplified.

If, in the past, people have to remember how many breaths to administer and how many chest compressions to make per minute, saving a person’s life today entails only making around 100 chest compressions per minute. What’s more, the only thing you would have to remember is the fact that you have to make the chest compressions at least 5 cm deep in order to be effective. Aside from this, if you do not have any experience administering CPR, you only have to make sure that you continue doing chest compressions until, (1) you get tired, (2) the paramedics arrive, or (3) the victim wakes up. In the case of the latter, you still have to make sure that you bring the patient to the nearest hospital to evaluate his health status. It is also a good thing to keep in mind that, in chest compressions, you have to make sure that they are 5 cm deep and is done in the correct place in order to avoid crushing the ribs. As quality trumps quantity, you do not have to quicken the pace of administering the CPR.

For those who are still at a loss as to how a CPR should be done, there is always the use of the AED, or the Automated External Defibrillator. With this device, you would be able to help save the life of a person. Aside fro delivering the needed shock in order to jump start the heart, an AED also gives you the basic steps on how a CPR should be done.

Make yourself prepared when facing instances like these by taking CPR training and certification classes. Citywide CPR is one place where you can learn just that.