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    High Fall Victims - to PUMP or not

    So a certain member has been saying he does not like a good pumping on a high fall victim. Lets see what the experts say.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    RIP. Lets just hope that her death can't be attributed to the fkkuken dumb idiot rescue workers who always perform CPR with massive chest compression on every fall victim, and thereby possibly exacerbating internal injuries, potentially killing a victim who may otherwise have survived.

    First Aid for a Victim Fallen from Height - CPR Training Courses

    Most critical fact that has to be borne in mind in these victims is the possibility of a cervical spinal cord injury. Even without any apparent external injuries to head/neck there is a very high probability of occurrence of such an injury in these cases. These are quite unstable and any relative movement of the head or body can de-stabilize the fracture causing damage/compression of cervical spinal cord. This is the region that holds the most critical centers of respiratory and heart rate control and any damage there will result in immediate death. Therefore, inadvertent moving of these patients would do more harm than good and refrain from moving these victims as much as possible if the specialized emergency medical support is en route.
    If the patient is not breathing attend to basic life support, be careful in head tilt and chin lift, open the airway and start chest compressions.
    Perhaps the thinking is, dead anyway, so best to at least try to get the heart and lungs going again?

    Say it take 15 minutes for the Somchai butcher vans to arrive anyway are the chest compression's simply for the camera anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    So a certain member has been saying he does not like a good pumping on a high fall victim. Lets see what the experts say.





    First Aid for a Victim Fallen from Height - CPR Training Courses





    Perhaps the thinking is, dead anyway, so best to at least try to get the heart and lungs going again?

    Say it take 15 minutes for the Somchai butcher vans to arrive anyway are the chest compression's simply for the camera anyway?
    If the injured person is female, definitely.

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