Bee Gees belter may help cheat death
Party ditty restarts hearts?
The Bee Gees' 1977 falsetto stomper Stayin' Alive could be the latest tool in the fight against people dying, according to a new study.
Bloomberg soberly relays that the slouchy beat of the squealy white-men-big-hair disco evergreen was found to help medical students attain the correct pace for chest compressions. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria put ten doctors and five med students to the funky test, playing them the mildly irritating but actually kind of awesome track as they practiced CPR on dummies.
The strut-tastic tune packs 103 beats a minute, which is almost exactly the number of chest compressions the American Heart Association recommends for successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Weeks later, the sawbones in the small study could attain the same rhythm again by playing the disco doozie back to themselves in their heads.
Researcher David Matlock said in a statement that a larger study was needed, but these initial results were promising.
In other news, doctors announce that playing floundering rock-opera whale Bat Out Of Hell - while unsuitable for CPR due to its erratic zooming tempo - produces excellent results in rousing the comatose.
"It appears to be uniquely stimulating," said a researcher. "One chap who'd been completely unconscious for some months leapt out of bed and dashed across the room to the tape recorder. Extraordinary." ®
Pop goes the wea
I found this out at my SJA refresher. Before we were tought to use nellie the elephant or pop goes the wea. Not pop goes the weasel but
Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the wea.
To get the right number of compressions, really helped!
@ Sarah Bee
"You guys can be so, like, literal. "
What I like best about them is their insistence on pointing out the meaning of the allusion of the icons they choose to use to highlight the drift of the <ermmm> whatever it is <s> I am </s> they are (I mean) talking about </ermmm> despite the mouse-overs available to otherwise competent computer users.
But you may not have already noticed that which is why I wished to point out to you that the use of pictures of Paris Hilton for example in this example exemplified the need for a reappraisal of the need to repeat the need because she is somewhat repetitive.
Paris because we don't have an ERM icon
To coin a phrase.
When I taught first aid...
we used to use Nellie The Elephant for the same effect, the Toy Dolls version might be a bit quick though.