And the Award for Best CPR Performance Goes To... | Marion Leary

February 19, 2015 5:18 PM

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is used when someone has had a cardiac arrest -- their heart has stopped beating and they are technically dead. A cardiac arrest is not "the big one" as comically portrayed on the 1970s TV show Sanford and Son; that is a heart attack. CPR is exceedingly trendy these days and can be seen everywhere in pop culture, if you are looking for it. And since I consider myself quite the resuscitation geek, I am always looking for it. But, in my defense, I can't help but see it, because like the quote from the movie The Sixth Sense goes, "I see dead people."

In the animated Dr. Seuss film The Lorax, the Lorax attempts to defibrillate the Once-ler with the cute fuzzy bears who inhabit the forest. In the recent M&M Valentine's Day commercial, one of the M's performs CPR. Even my 9-year-old daughter, who knows how much I love it when CPR shows up in everyd...

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