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    CPR Survivor

    Up early this morning visiting a construction site where my guys and some subbies were working. Subbies were placing several hundy m2 of concrete when one of the placers collapses. Panic stations, myself and our drainlayer bolt over to see whats up, the guy looks pretty distressed, his workmates get on the phone and book an ambulance. We get him into the recovery position and he checks out on us, roll him on to his back, drainlayer gives him a few breaths and I pump his chest, this carried on for a few minutes and we start getting a response from him, a few minutes later the Ambo arrives, wires and other things are plugged into him and he's taken to hospital.
    Turns out it was not a heart attack but a blood clot to the lungs, no oxy going to the brain, the chest compressions we did apparently dislodged the clot and fixed him, bloody fluke if you ask me. The doctors said that if he didn't go to work he would be dead.
    Well now I have a truck load of paper work to fill out for the client.

    It' amazing when something like that happens and most people act like headless chooks and dont want to get involved.

    Latest is he is diong well but maybe in hospital for a good week, hope he bought a Lotto ticket during the week.
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    He won't care if it is a fluke or not!!
    Well done!!!


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    Good on Ya 300winmag

    Bet your glad you and your drain layer were listening in them First Aid classes after all.

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    Well done alright. Puts you on the spot when someone does that.
    I had a boss tell me once (years ago) that I would be dead if I didn't go to work, but never had a doctor say it to me.
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    Good for you! You'd be surprised at what you're capable of in an emergency like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    He won't care if it is a fluke or not!!
    Well done!!!


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    +1 well done, you could have stood there with your hands in your pockets and watched him die because you were to scared to do something but you didn't,you took action and saved a life.

    I bet he wouldn't have even cared if you broke all his ribs,I wouldn't.
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    awesome work, not too often you hear of a success if you now how many attempts are made.
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    It is all very well sitting in a room with a whole lot of others doing the first aid courses, and when an event does happen most people go statue, unlike yourself, 300winmag, and your drainlayer who have the presence of mind and no fear of helping someone in real danger...you are an example to us all.
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    Holy crap! Good job uncle . You and your drain layer. We all hope someone would be there to do that for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyP View Post
    Holy crap! Good job uncle . You and your drain layer. We all hope someone would be there to do that for us.
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    Well done 300winmag I hope I can remember what to do if I ever have to! I might need to do a refresher
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    Good effort man, you two took the initiative and there was a positive outcome. Well done.
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    That is fantastic 300winmag. I have had occasion to administer CPR three times in my life and each time it was without success. The odds were against you so it was excellent work that you and your buddy did.
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    Top effort on the quick thinking and responsive actions.
    I remember once being told by a rather blunt first aid instructor "if you don't do anything they're going to die anyway"

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen fella View Post
    Top effort on the quick thinking and responsive actions.
    I remember once being told by a rather blunt first aid instructor "if you don't do anything they're going to die anyway"
    + 1 was told the same, guess for a lot of us that have done the training we wont know how we will react until its real.
    Hopefully we can add some value to the situation as you have done 300winmag
    Top outcome

    Was also told a dead person dont care about cracked ribs so dont let that put you off giving it a good nudge.

 

 

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