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Annie? That you?

Just got in from Part 1 of a first aid course. It’s a work requirement — or, really, a work ‘strong suggestion’ — but I don’t mind. I’ve always felt uncomfortable that I’ve never taken a proper course including CPR. I’ve read that CPR is nearly always doomed and pointless, but I’d still feel bad if somebody croaked in front of me and I hadn’t done jack.

Not a bad course, but it’s late and I’m tired and I still have stuff to do, so allow me link you back to this post I wrote some years ago. I saw our classroom had a case marked SOMETHING-SOMETHING-ANNIE, so I bet next time I’ll finally have my chance to play smoochies with l’Inconnue de la Seine.

Go read the post and it’ll make sense. Also, you’re looking kind of pale — you feel alright?


Comment from mojo
Time: September 10, 2014, 10:42 pm

Just a little arythmia, nothing… no, no, please…

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: September 10, 2014, 11:04 pm

2008 seems like forever ago.

I feel kinda pale…been headachy all day…

Comment from Nina
Time: September 11, 2014, 12:08 am

I’ve had many encounters with Annie over the years, but they don’t use her any more, alas!

Comment from Nanny1
Time: September 11, 2014, 1:06 am

Resusiannie. Pounded on her sternum many a time. She should have fractured ribs and collapsed lungs from the beating she’s taken over the years. It’s no wonder she’s expressionless and pale.

Comment from Bob
Time: September 11, 2014, 1:07 am

I learned the breathe and pump method with Annie years ago. I heard they’ve dropped the breathe part in the training around here.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: September 11, 2014, 1:55 am

Friend of mine, a paramedic instructor, referred to the thing in this link as “The Geezer Squeezer”, as it was used on older patients since it senses resistance and auto-adjusts to provide proper compressions on their potentially easier-to-crack ribcage:


Comment from AliceH
Time: September 11, 2014, 1:58 am

And here I thought British first aid consisted of adding lots of sugar to a nice cuppa.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 11, 2014, 3:31 am

Jaws, he daid.

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