Ed-vise: CPR Question

A warm GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, warmer morning making way for the huge storms coming from the west. Look out Cali! You got some rain coming and Mt. Shasta gonna get a bunch of it’s snow pack back! HOOORAY!

Free For All Friday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s FRIDAY! OPEN MAT; PIZZA NIGHT!

I think that employers should change the Job Satisfaction surveys a bit.

Change it to:

  1. Do you know CPR/AED?
  2. If you had to perform CPR or use the AED on your immediate supervisor, would you?


The company could put a timer on the second question just to see how long it takes people to answer it. Then, if the timer went over so many seconds the third question would be: Are you sure?

MAN would that be a telling survey!

See, when it comes to the “law” of rescue, in Good Ol’ ‘Murica, there is NO requirement to save someone unless you put them in peril or there is a special relationship like a caregiver or a parent.

Good Samaritan laws are what they are called.

Even if you know CPR/ AED, and some stranger or friend or co-worker drops from a cardiac arrest or heart attack (remember the difference), there is no legal requirement to start jumping on their chest.

If you do start jumping on their chest or fire up the AED, as long as you have the intent of reviving them (and not killing them) you will be legally OK if you end up failing or you end up causing them harm.

Still, like I said, there is NO requirement for you to start it up. So, back to our survey questions. Especially question 2.

Let’s be honest, we’ve probably had bosses and probably met people that, if CPR was needed, there would be a good possibility of, shall we call it “hesitation” as we take a deep read into the legal aspects of providing aid.

I mean, you’d probably call out for help. But would it be in your loudest voice or would it be using your “Inside Voice” because, growing up, you were conditioned to use a quiet voice in-doors.

Well, now, you no longer have to do a deep read into the law. A quick review of Ed-vise today will give you a bit of direction.

Now, for many, you might want to do a bit of self analysis and ask yourself this: Am I the type of person that a stranger would provide me with CPR? What about my colleagues? Would they be willing to provide a bit of AED?

Never hurts to do a quick “Self Check.” It might be enlightening.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember nobody in Antarctica has COVID because they are…ICE-O-LATED! HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA…Ice Ice Baby!


Published by edhlaw

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