stupidity is alive and well…..CPR respiratory therapist

So, here it goes. Responding to a code blue, I find myself always doing chest compressions. You ask why? Because, I’m good at it, plus I remember CPR class.

Anyway, I’m doing chest compressions on an elderly gentlemen at a rate of about 100 times per minute with a depth of 1 1/2-2 inches. Sounds right? It is. This particular respiratory therapist has the nerve to say I’m making his chest bounce, and am going to break a rib?

I thought for a minute that I was in the remote areas of Africa. What did he just say? Stupidity just breached and flourished. I said in a loud voice, “he’s dead!” Aren’t all healthcare providers required to take CPR class? I remember reading, that even with the best compressions, you can only have an augmented pressure of around 20-30mmhg. Are we not here for the patient I thought.

So, it’s like my mom has said before, there still are stupid people on this earth.