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Old 10-31-2012
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Re: Medicine at Sea advice

You're right, Minne. That's a special case and one reason I think they still need to emphasize mouth-to-mouth as part of CPR. In a primary respiratory event, doing CPR without respirations is not really helpful. Anyone around water needs to practice the respiratory portion of CPR as well as compression.
The hard part of CPR offshore, or even coastal, is knowing when to stop, and not feeling guilty for not being able to continue when continuing is futile.
Mark Smith
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