Main CPR Clean Pretty Reliable Discussion

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10:34:24 PM Apr 17th 2011
It's disturbing to see a lot of useful information about CPR removed from the article-TV Tropes may not be an encyclopedia, but is it too much to educate people about CPR's real life applications, rather than limit ourselves to its fictional depiction?
03:23:47 PM Feb 11th 2011
edited by 0oMooncalfo0
Where did these statistics of CPR alone being "effective" only 2-4% of the time come from? As someone in the medical field, I happen to know that very recent studies have found the incidence of regain of spontaneous circulation to be more along the lines of 40-50%, and that the low survival/hospital discharge statistics that have historically been documented are skewed by the seriousness of the injuries/illnesses which would cause an incident of sudden cardiac arrest. Often times it's a hospital's inability to save the patient from the underlying trauma or disease process that leads to such a high mortality rate. "Effective" is a pretty vague word, I know, but I seriously think these statistics need a major overhaul. CPR may not be pretty, but it is marginally more effective than this page is indication.
10:55:20 AM Jul 19th 2013
Yeah, this page is actually worrisome in some ways. While it's good to understand that CPR isn't a magical resurrection ritual, the tone of disdain the article takes towards the whole process comes off as "It's ridiculous to think CPR could ever help anyone ever". CPR may not be Clean Pretty Reliable, but to read this page you'd think it stood for Cruel Pointless Rubbish.
08:14:39 PM Nov 8th 2010
edited by Camacan
Neither page quote describes CPR being clean, pretty and reliable. They are both cases of inappropriately applied CPR. Move to discussion.

"Grif — why in the hell would you give CPR for a bullet wound in the head? That doesn't make a lick of sense! I mean, what if someone stabbed me in the foot? You gonna rub my neck with aloe vera?"
Sarge, Red vs. Blue

"No, I mean, he's giving CPR to a man with a chest wound. What is he trying to do? Make him bleed to death even quicker?"
07:46:01 PM Jun 29th 2010
Didn't Dr. Conrad Murray, "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson's physician, perform just such a botched CPR on Jackson's bed? I feel this merits a "Real Life" folder and mention of this example, but I don't want to implement it without having a second opinion on whether it's verifiable.
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