In this segment of Everyday Heroes, a brave individual saves a woman in a moving vehicle using CPR that he learned on The Office.
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
In Everyday Heroes, Operation Heart Heal outlines stories of everyday people saving other everyday people. The amount of lives saved by bystanders using First Aid measures such as CPR and AED use has increased significantly over the years.
Using CPR in a life or death situation can be intimidating, and many people do not feel comfortable unless they have official CPR training. While proper training is recommended, it is not necessary to be able to successfully save a life using CPR. CPR is easy to use, and with this trick highlighted in The Office, easy to remember.
Belive some things you see on TV
One Woman has The Office to thank for being alive today. In today’s Everyday Heroes, an Arizona man uses the CPR technique he had recently seen demonstrated on the popular comedy, The Office.
In the original article you can find here, the man explains how he had no prior knowledge of CPR before, nor had he ever planned on performing it in the first place. But the thing about CPR is you never know when you’ll need it, and for who.
In the scene, the staff of the company in the show get CPR training. To help them remember the compression rates of 100 compressions a minute, she tells them to do the compressions to the beat of Stayin’ Alive, an actual trick that is taught by many CPR instructors. You can see it below.
Rescued From A Moving Vehicle
The man has noticed the woman unconscious at the wheel of her car, driving down a dirt road. He had to break a window with a rock to get to the woman, he then began performing CPR, his only point of reference is the scene in the office. With no cell phone or other bystanders around, this seemed like the best move, and it was. He had successfully saved the woman’s life and she shortly regained consciousness.
Using CPR To Save Lives
The most important part of CPR training is the technique and rate of compressions. There are many great sources of information on how to properly perform CPR, and as long as you are confident enough to be able to properly administer chest compressions, then you do not need a proper certification if you find yourself in a situation where you need to perform CPR. It is recommended to get official training as there is much more to basic First Aid and CPR that you really only learn from a proper instructor, things like rescue breathing, AED use and other techniques that can help if the situation doesn’t call for CPR.
If you are interested in learning how to perform CPR yourself, you can check out our information on performing CPR and using a defibrillator.