“Even if you do it wrong, you know, quote, unquote wrong, they still have a chance.”

The beat for “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees, yes! I know it is the best deal to do CPR. I have been, uh, involved in EMS since 1971. I was a paramedic for 30 years, licensed paramedic, in Michigan for 30 years. So I have been trained in CPR. I have had to use it and the first couple times working as an EMT, I had to use it. I was a little, uh, I was a little hesitant. I mean, I worried about not doing it right. But as my then partner told me, he said, “You know, if you don’t do it, even if you do it wrong,” you know, quote, unquote wrong, “they still have a chance. If you don’t do anything, they have no chance at all at life.” I have seen, when I worked as a paramedic, I have seen — we had a couple of people recover because they had witnessed arrests and CPR was done, immediately, on the scene. And these two individuals were, uh, survived their heart attack, because CPR was immediately done on the scene until we were able to get there and do advanced life-support measures. So yeah, I’ve been trained in CPR. I haven’t been retrained lately, of course, for years, but I have had to use it and I’ve used it with some success.

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