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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Based on the fact that I'm married to someone who teaches CPR to hospital staff, dentists and private companies. She used to be an A&E nurse, but now has a masters in training.
The answer would be... I'll let her do it, but if she's not around, I'd jump in.
We've got a defib in the house along with a reasonable first aid kit (we sometimes have to patch up mountain bikers who fall on the hill while waiting for paramedics to turn up)
Waiting for the ambulance to turn up can mean life or death to the victim, as for suing, it might happen in the US, but I'm not aware of any cases in the UK where someone was sued for trying to save a life.
The worst thing about being married to someone who knows about resus is that you can't watch any TV shows or films that have medical emergencies in them without being told what they are doing wrong.
One of the best bits is having a defib wired up to you to teach others how to use it. When you tell them it's not a demo machine, they tend to look a bit shocked that I'm happy to have a live machine connected up. Modern machines won't fire unless they need to - and they'll tell you what to do and how to do it.
Go on, save a life. It's not that difficult.
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