Nursing Voices Forum – Meet other nurses, share your nursing knowledge and experiences
Nursing Talk from Around the Worlds

Go Back   Nursing Voices Forum – Meet other nurses, share your nursing knowledge and experiences > General Nursing Topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-25-2008, 09:23 AM
P/J's Avatar
P/J P/J is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 348
P/J will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Skype™ to P/J
Default CPR and Staying alive

I realize that I am a few days/weeks behind in this news (I've been busy finishing my course). For those who haven't heard.. they have finally recognized that songs such as 'Staying alive' (Bee Gees) or 'Another one bites the dust' (Queen) provide the close to the correct rhythm for CPR (100 beats per minute, 'SA' giving 103bpm).

So here are the questions for you all!!
1a. have you ever had to do CPR on a real person
1b. How did you go?
2. How were you taught (college, private course, etc)
3. Any tools used (songs, counting out loud, etc)
__________________
'Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiselingand scraping and polishing. - BC Forbes'
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-25-2008, 09:33 AM
P/J's Avatar
P/J P/J is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 348
P/J will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Skype™ to P/J
Default

Here are my responses

1a. No, however people in my course have had to do it on placements.

1b. ...

2. I have been taught by: Scouts Australia, St John's Ambulance, Red Cross Australia, Hospital, University. In most cases it has been on resus-Anne type dolls, however this year we had the opportunity to learn on iStan which was cool as we got to see if we were getting an output via CPR and how hard it would be to do it on a fit male. This was hard and I lasted only a few cycles.

3. We are mainly taught 2 person CPR, I count to 25 in my head then 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 out loud so that they know when to bag. I have also heard about singing row your boat twice (30 beats).
__________________
'Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiselingand scraping and polishing. - BC Forbes'
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-09-2008, 11:08 AM
MyOwnWoman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I learned how to do CPR in Nursing School and did my first CPR on a live person when I worked in CCU. Nobody tell you about the first "crunching" sound you experience when you push down on a chest for the first time. I am not a BLS instructor and I ALWAYS mention the sound a chest can make with the first adrenaline filled chest compression.

BLS has really changed over the years; the most notible of course is the use of the AED. I find myself looking for an AED wherever I go. I want to see how many places have decided that an AED purchase is worth having in their facility.

I also now stress the importance of changing the persons who are doing the actual chest compressions to change every two minutes. It's very important with the increased compression rate. Compressions become less effective after two minutes when a person is doing them correctly.

Of course the strangest change for me is the "only hands" CPR. I have only had to make the decision to use "only hands" once. Previously I wondered if giving ventilations would be automatic since I've been doing CPR for years. I wasn't. When I was unaware of the person's medical history, "hands only" CPR was my choice. (Which kind of surprised me.) Maybe it's because I work the ED and know what diseases even "apparentlly clean people" have. Maybe it's because my first nursing job entailed working mainly with AIDS patients. For whatever reason, I think the "hands only" CPR is a good thing, until the appropriate equipment can arrive on the scene.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-16-2008, 09:34 AM
cosep69
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by P/J View Post
I realize that I am a few days/weeks behind in this news (I've been busy finishing my course). For those who haven't heard.. they have finally recognized that songs such as 'Staying alive' (Bee Gees) or 'Another one bites the dust' (Queen) provide the close to the correct rhythm for CPR (100 beats per minute, 'SA' giving 103bpm).

So here are the questions for you all!!
1a. have you ever had to do CPR on a real person
1b. How did you go?
2. How were you taught (college, private course, etc)
3. Any tools used (songs, counting out loud, etc)

nope..i am still a first year student..i didnt try that one..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-26-2008, 04:38 AM
mjvarno
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If youre polling, heres mine

1a) Yes ive done CPR during a code
1b) PT expired (massive upper GI bleed)
2) Im a nurse so I had to get certified (the hosp provided it)
3) No time to sing songs, just counted loud enough so the bagger could hear
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-27-2008, 11:40 PM
TheBean
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

1a. have you ever had to do CPR on a real person
Yes

1b. How did you go?
The first time, it was awful. Got a call for a working code at the nursing home. When we got there, there were friends (I think they were friends) that were screaming that there was a DNR. The nursing home couldn't find it so we got to working. Since I was the littlest, I ended up on the rails of the stretcher doing chest compressions. With each push, I felt ribs crack and break.

2. How were you taught (college, private course, etc)

EMT class through the county.

3. Any tools used (songs, counting out loud, etc)
This is crude, but my EMT instructor said "Holy F***" as fast as you can works pretty well.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-24-2012, 01:04 AM
ianursestudent15
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I haven’t experience giving CPR to a real patient and actually I am anxious to do so...we just practiced on mannequins during our BLS training! What’s the most effective way to relieve anxiety related to this very crucial procedure?
Reply With Quote
  
 

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006-2012 Nursing Voices