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30th Dec '16 4:49:34 AM KeithM
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** In situations where there are a sufficient number of rescuers, trading off doing the compressions is used when possible. Even then, going hard for only two or three minutes at a time and getting a chance to rest is physically exhausting, on top of the mental stress.


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* The limits of CPR were demonstrated with the tragic death of Carrie Fisher in December 2016. Even though her medical distress was immediately noted and several trained medical professionals were on the plane to immediately tend to her--the best possible scenario one could hope for in that situation--she had suffered irreversible organ damage.
9th Nov '16 12:42:02 PM JoeMerl
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* 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.
** Played more realistically in "Imaginationland, Part 2." Despite the typical PlayedForDrama "live, damn it" reaction from [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]], when [[TheSmartGuy Kyle]] is revived he mostly just coughs and possibly passes out again; we next see him waking up in a hospital bed.
3rd Nov '16 8:38:31 AM InfinityAlex
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* R can also be for "Romantic," since the resuscitated character, if of the opposite gender, will often react to mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by kissing their rescuer passionately (or, conversely, reacting with outrage on the assumption that the rescuer was attempting to steal a kiss (or worse) from the victim). This is as opposed to the more realistic reaction of throwing up, groaning and feeling like hell. In fact, today in most cases, mouth-to-mouth ''isn't even recommended'' by some jurisdictions.

In reality, it isn't clean, pretty, ''or'' romantic. It's an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration, the first treatment for a person who has collapsed, has no pulse[[note]]Checking for pulse is no longer taught or expected of laypersons; it's too difficult and takes too long. If there are no signs of life -- no breathing, no movement, no response to voice -- CPR should be started[[/note]], and has stopped breathing. It's not fast either - the purpose is to buy time until advanced help is available by circulating blood and preventing brain damage from lack of oxygen. More importantly, you're not supposed to give up after a minute or two just because they haven't started breathing on their own; rather, you should keep going until advanced help gets there. It's also expected for the victim's ribs to ''get broken during CPR,'' something that almost never happens on TV.[[note]]Part of the reason why the arms are limp in TV CPR is because actually performing the procedure would probably snap one or more ribs of the actor portraying the victim.[[/note]]

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* R can also be for "Romantic," since the resuscitated character, if of the opposite gender, will often react to mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by kissing their rescuer passionately (or, conversely, reacting with outrage on the assumption that the rescuer was attempting to steal a kiss (or worse) from the victim). This is as opposed to the more realistic reaction of throwing up, groaning and feeling like hell. In fact, today in most cases, mouth-to-mouth ''isn't even recommended'' by some jurisdictions.

jurisdictions. When mouth-to-mouth is performed, it will often be done with a special mask to avoid contact between mouths and to protect against discharge from the mouth of the patient.

In reality, it isn't clean, pretty, ''or'' romantic. It's an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration, the first treatment for a person who has collapsed, has no pulse[[note]]Checking for pulse is no longer taught or expected of laypersons; it's too difficult and takes too long. If there are no signs of life -- no breathing, no movement, no response to voice -- CPR should be started[[/note]], and has stopped breathing. It's not fast either - the purpose is to buy time until advanced help is available by circulating blood and preventing brain damage from lack of oxygen. More importantly, you're not supposed to give up after a minute or two just because they haven't started breathing on their own; rather, you should keep going until advanced help gets there. It's also expected for the victim's ribs to ''get broken during CPR,'' something that almost never happens on TV.[[note]]Part of the reason why the arms are limp in TV CPR is because actually performing the procedure would probably snap one or more ribs of the actor portraying the victim.[[/note]]
[[/note]] Additionally, while there may be cases in which the removal of the patient's clothes is necessary or beneficial, this would only be done where the clothes are obstructive and would not be required if the patient was wearing, say, a simple cotton t-shirt.
19th Oct '16 4:45:13 AM ElegantVamp
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** "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Marge": After Homer faints into the Ark Ice Cream Bowl, Becky, noticing he's not breathing, gives Homer CPR to try to revive him only to have Marge think that she's an upsurper the minute she arrived.

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** "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Marge": After Homer faints into the Ark Ice Cream Bowl, Becky, noticing he's not breathing, gives Homer CPR to try to revive him only to have Marge think that she's an upsurper usurper the minute she arrived.



** "Stealing First Base": When Bart accidently falls off the roof of the school causing him not to breathe, Nikki rushes to save him with her knowledge of CPR, defying the 'no touch' policy Springfield Elementary has. What follows between is a montage of kissing scenes from classic movies (The Godfather Part II, Lady and the Tramp, From Here to Eternity, Gone With The Wind, Alien 3, etc.), just when Nikki proceeds to breathe air into Bart's lungs, reviving him, saving his life.

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** "Stealing First Base": When Bart accidently accidentally falls off the roof of the school causing him not to breathe, Nikki rushes to save him with her knowledge of CPR, defying the 'no touch' policy Springfield Elementary has. What follows between is a montage of kissing scenes from classic movies (The Godfather Part II, Lady and the Tramp, From Here to Eternity, Gone With The Wind, Alien 3, etc.), just when Nikki proceeds to breathe air into Bart's lungs, reviving him, saving his life.
19th Oct '16 4:44:19 AM ElegantVamp
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'': Subverted and inverted at the end of "Summer Love" in which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn1GHU1KDOk&p=8D96E22E177539DB&playnext=1&index=73 Helga gives Arnold CPR after being rescued in a "Babewatch" film shooting]], only for her to [[KissOfLife give him a kiss]] which surprises Arnold.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'': ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Subverted and inverted at the end of "Summer Love" in which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn1GHU1KDOk&p=8D96E22E177539DB&playnext=1&index=73 Helga gives Arnold CPR after being rescued in a "Babewatch" film shooting]], only for her to [[KissOfLife give him a kiss]] which surprises Arnold.



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' where CPR fails to revive [[spoiler: Artemis]], who dies. Considering the character hadn't been drowning at all, but had been ''stabbed in the stomach'', its justified, too. [[spoiler: She hadn't actually been wounded anyway. The death and useless CPR were faked, and the onlookers were aliens and therefore didn't realise why it was a stupid treatment.]]

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' where CPR fails to revive [[spoiler: Artemis]], who dies. Considering the character hadn't been drowning at all, but had been ''stabbed in the stomach'', its justified, too. [[spoiler: She hadn't actually been wounded anyway. The death and useless CPR were faked, and the onlookers were aliens and therefore didn't realise realize why it was a stupid treatment.]]
14th Oct '16 5:37:12 PM nighttrainfm
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** When Martha finds Jack unconscious outside of the TARDIS, and later when he electrocutes himself. The Doctor tells her not to bother, [[BoringImmortalHero with good reason.]]

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** When Martha finds Jack unconscious outside of the TARDIS, and later when he electrocutes himself. The Doctor tells her not to bother, [[BoringImmortalHero [[ResurrectiveImmortality with good reason.]]
13th Sep '16 11:46:11 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'', Bean is the first of the children to realize that [[spoiler:Bonzo Madrid]] is dead after the fight with [[spoiler:Ender]] when he sees the medical staff performing CPR on him. For the record, Bean is 6, but [[spoiler:has been genetically-engineered to be a savant]].

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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'', ''Literature/EndersShadow'', Bean is the first of the children to realize that [[spoiler:Bonzo Madrid]] is dead after the fight with [[spoiler:Ender]] when he sees the medical staff performing CPR on him. For the record, Bean is 6, six, but [[spoiler:has been genetically-engineered to be a savant]].
24th Aug '16 6:43:56 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* ''Series/MrBean'' subverts it. Mr. Bean is left to give a man CPR at the bus stop after he has a heart attack but does not want direct contact during mouth-to-mouth and also seems to have fun with the rise and fall of the man's chest. After successfully reviving him with his car's jumper cables, he only knocks him unconscious again and also disables the ambulance that comes to save him by using it to jump the battery of his dead car.
20th Aug '16 8:21:53 AM eowynjedi
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* Used in an early episode of ''Series/BarneyMiller'' with a man that tried to electrocute himself in the bathroom and apparently succeded, but Barney starts compressions after Chano uses a mirror to verify whether he's breathing or not. After the man starts turning blue, Barney resorts to walloping him in the chest with his fist, which restores him to breathing. He does remain unconscious, however, and the [=EMTs=] do point out that his ribs are broken.
-->'''Harris:''' Pop him again!
* In the television adaptation of ''Series/WolfHall'', Henry appears to be quite dead after his jousting accident because when Cromwell asks for a mirror to check breathing he's told it was already tried. After another few moments of chaos he checks again by holding his hand to Henry's nose and, feeling breath, proceeds to thump Henry in the chest twice. It works, and Henry sits up.
11th Aug '16 1:01:43 AM Philweasel
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** It's also somewhat justified as there's no physical damage, rather her heart has simply stopped due to {{Synchronization}} with a guy who had just died.
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