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20th Apr '18 7:52:26 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'' has Ethan receiving CPR from his nurse wife after electrocuting himself, complete with dramatic punching of the chest.

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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'' has Ethan receiving CPR from his nurse wife after electrocuting himself, complete with dramatic punching of the chest. The electrocution was necessary in order to [[spoiler:fry the mini-bomb implanted in his skull]].
20th Apr '18 7:48:16 AM ChronoLegion
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** While in the past, Allison tries to use CPR to save a soldier, causing others to wonder what she's doing, as CPR hasn't been invented yet. She, dressed as an Army nurse, explains it away as a recently-discovered technique. She ends up using a MagicalDefibrillator instead by shocking the guy with jumper cables attached to a car battery.
20th Mar '18 10:41:49 PM LittleDancerGirl
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* The fourth season opener of ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' has David Sinclair performing CPR on Colby Granger after Colby is injected with potassium chloride. Colby survives, but it's implied that his survival was anything but guaranteed.
16th Mar '18 3:35:44 PM nombretomado
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%% * The ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}'' anime has a particularly {{egregious}} example in episode 7.

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%% * The ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}'' anime has a particularly {{egregious}} {{JustForFun/egregious}} example in episode 7.
15th Mar '18 10:24:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''AWorldLessVisible: '' Has a fairly realistic portrayal. The recipient has his ribs broken, it only barely gets his heart going, and they have to get it going a few more times in the ambulance. He doesn't wake up until a few days later.

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* ''AWorldLessVisible: '' ''AWorldLessVisible'': Has a fairly realistic portrayal. The recipient has his ribs broken, it only barely gets his heart going, and they have to get it going a few more times in the ambulance. He doesn't wake up until a few days later.



* In ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' Darling resuscitates [[spoiler:Apple White]] from a magic induced coma by blowing air into her mouth. It looks [[HomoeroticSubtext suspiciously more like a kiss]] than any form of CPR.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny]] gets this from his GirlOfTheWeek in "Rainforest Shmainforest." (It's played for comedy that Kenny's friends never even ''thought'' to help him before.) A scene or two later he's up and dancing at the kids' scheduled performance.

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* In ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' Darling resuscitates [[spoiler:Apple White]] from a magic induced coma by blowing air into her mouth. It looks [[HomoeroticSubtext suspiciously more like a kiss]] than any form of CPR.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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[[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny]] gets this from his GirlOfTheWeek in "Rainforest Shmainforest." (It's played for comedy that Kenny's friends never even ''thought'' to help him before.) A scene or two later he's up and dancing at the kids' scheduled performance.
26th Jan '18 3:17:22 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'', episode "The Enemy Within": [=MacGyver=] and a friend apply CPR to the victim of an induced heart attack, demonstrating technique that would make a first aid teacher fail them on the spot, and keeping at it only long enough to show they tried before giving up and saying "He's dead" in a suitably dramatic voice. Later in the same episode, there's also a dodgy scene involving a [[MagicalDefibrillator defibrillator]].

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* ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', episode "The Enemy Within": [=MacGyver=] and a friend apply CPR to the victim of an induced heart attack, demonstrating technique that would make a first aid teacher fail them on the spot, and keeping at it only long enough to show they tried before giving up and saying "He's dead" in a suitably dramatic voice. Later in the same episode, there's also a dodgy scene involving a [[MagicalDefibrillator defibrillator]].
22nd Dec '17 2:31:53 PM SinDustries
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CPR is an emergency first aid protocol performed on an unconscious person in whom normal breathing cannot be detected. It's characterized by someone pressing rhythmically against a victim's chest and occasionally blowing air into the victim's mouth. In RealLife, CPR stands for '''c'''ardio'''p'''ulmonary '''r'''esuscitation, and its purpose is to keep people alive long enough for them to receive actual medical care in a hospital emergency room; its success rate less than 10%. On TV, though, CPR stands for "clean, pretty, and reliable":

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CPR is an emergency first aid protocol performed on an unconscious person in whom normal breathing cannot be detected. It's characterized by someone pressing rhythmically against a victim's chest and occasionally blowing air into the victim's mouth. In RealLife, CPR stands for '''c'''ardio'''p'''ulmonary '''r'''esuscitation, and its purpose is to keep people alive long enough for them to receive actual medical care in a hospital emergency room; its success rate rate: less than 10%. On TV, though, CPR stands for "clean, pretty, and reliable":
22nd Dec '17 1:27:13 PM SinDustries
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CPR is an emergency first aid protocol performed on an unconscious person on whom normal breathing cannot be detected. It's characterized by someone pressing rhythmically against a victim's chest and occasionally blowing air into the victim's mouth. In RealLife, CPR stands for '''c'''ardio'''p'''ulmonary '''r'''esuscitation, and its purpose is to keep people alive long enough for them to receive actual medical care in a hospital emergency room; its success rate less than 10%. On TV, though, CPR stands for "clean, pretty, and reliable":

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CPR is an emergency first aid protocol performed on an unconscious person on in whom normal breathing cannot be detected. It's characterized by someone pressing rhythmically against a victim's chest and occasionally blowing air into the victim's mouth. In RealLife, CPR stands for '''c'''ardio'''p'''ulmonary '''r'''esuscitation, and its purpose is to keep people alive long enough for them to receive actual medical care in a hospital emergency room; its success rate less than 10%. On TV, though, CPR stands for "clean, pretty, and reliable":
26th Oct '17 12:45:11 PM Prometheus117
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** ''Film/SpiderMan1'': A lab assistant begins CPR after Norman's heart stops. He's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes two to start Norman's heart again.

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** ''Film/SpiderMan1'': A lab assistant begins CPR after Norman's heart stops. He's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes two to start Norman's heart again. In fairness though, it's all but outright stated it's [[PsychoSerum not CPR that gets Norman's heart going]].
24th Oct '17 12:20:37 PM YT45
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* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' has Dr. [=McCoy=] attempting to revive a Klingon who has been shot in the chest. His heart isn't beating, so [=McCoy=] tries CPR for a few seconds and then whacks him on the chest, which brings him back to life long enough to utter appropriate final words. [=McCoy=] admits that he doesn't know [[BizarreAlienBiology Klingon anatomy]] and was drunk to boot, so he may just have been acting in desperation. Website/SFDebris refers to this as "Cardio Plot Resuscitation"; it revives the patient long enough to move the plot forward. Interestingly, the whack on the chest may be a variant of the now-outdated "precordial thump", which occasionally acts on TV as a MagicalDefibrillator.

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* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' has Dr. [=McCoy=] attempting to revive a Klingon who has been shot in the chest. His heart isn't beating, so [=McCoy=] tries CPR for a few seconds and then whacks him on the chest, which brings him back to life long enough to utter appropriate final words. [=McCoy=] admits that he doesn't know [[BizarreAlienBiology Klingon anatomy]] and was drunk to boot, so he may just have been acting in desperation. Website/SFDebris refers to this as "Cardio Plot Resuscitation"; it revives the patient long enough to move the plot forward. Interestingly, the whack on the chest may be a variant of the now-outdated "precordial thump", thump"[[note]] This technique does occasionally work when done right, however it requires a great deal of skill to perform properly and even then is far from 100% effective. The proliferation of defibrillators has led to it being phased out.[[/note]], which occasionally acts on TV as a MagicalDefibrillator.
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