“This 911 operator’s insistence on CPR for a woman who was still breathing is a bit much. If she is breathing on her own you don’t want to crack her ribs with CPR and complicate any recovery. “
I have read that in order to do CPR properly, expect to either crack or break the person’s ribs during it.
Yep — and if you don’t crack the ribs then you are not going down far enough to accomplish anything.
That’s why they use dummies for cpr training classes.
If you were required to have your partner break your ribs and
possibly puncture your lungs and damage your kidney, there
probably wouldn’t be too many people signing up for cpr training classes.