Mouth Only CPR Phenomenon Sweeping The Nation



Cardiopulmonary resuscitation has perhaps taken another turn for the better.  Since the 2010 paradigm shift to compressions only CPR, this life saving act has gotten widespread notoriety across the country with bystander CPR rates skyrocketing as more and more witnessed cardiac arrests are surviving to hospital discharge with good neurologic outcomes.  
Enter mouth only CPR.  Introduced by LMFAO in the summer of 2014, mouth only CPR has taken the nation by storm.  According to the party friendly band, this life saving act** is best utilized in the setting of overt intoxication and offers the best chance to prolong the party or at minimum have a good story.  As described by LMFAO, recipients of mouth only CPR are not necessarily required to be unconscious, pulseless, or in any form of life threatening danger.  Rather, they are simply required to be receptive to the act.  This may be the result of trauma and associated decreased level of consciousness, sedation from alcohol or other drugs, or even just being super down for some mouth only resuscitation.  LMFAO’s most recent album, Sorry for Party Rocking, actually even included a mouth only CPR certification card.  Take notice that the certification is not subjected to oversight or regulation, is not indicative of the provider’s mouth to mouth skill level, and doesn’t carry any weight whatsoever in a court of law. Resuscitationists are also advised to perform this skill with some level of caution. In spite of the good nature of the act, recipients have been known to become defensive and even violent if they are resuscitated unexpectedly.

**disclaimer: there have been no studies to date evaluating mortality benefit or likelihood return of spontaneous partying by mouth only CPR