Lifeguard couldn't do CPR!!!


melvin

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A GIRL who almost drowned on Sunday afternoon in Marina Bay Sands' infinity pool was saved, no thanks to a lifeguard who couldn't perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Fortunately, a guest on the scene stepped up to the occasion, performed CPR and saved her life.

The incident was reported by citizen journalism portal STOMPer Eric, who also posted photos of the scene online.

The drowning girl, who wore a pink bathing suit and looked to be no more than ten years of age, was successfully pulled out from the pool.

But 'the lifeguard on duty didn't seem to be able to perform CPR', wrote Eric, shocking by-standers.

Marina Bay Sands has not yet replied to a straitstimes.com email on the incident.



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First time i heard Life Guard duno CPR!!! Thought it is complusory to know!:sweatsm::sweat:
 

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A GIRL who almost drowned on Sunday afternoon in Marina Bay Sands' infinity pool was saved, no thanks to a lifeguard who couldn't perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Fortunately, a guest on the scene stepped up to the occasion, performed CPR and saved her life.

The incident was reported by citizen journalism portal STOMPer Eric, who also posted photos of the scene online.

The drowning girl, who wore a pink bathing suit and looked to be no more than ten years of age, was successfully pulled out from the pool.

But 'the lifeguard on duty didn't seem to be able to perform CPR', wrote Eric, shocking by-standers.

Marina Bay Sands has not yet replied to a straitstimes.com email on the incident.



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First time i heard Life Guard duno CPR!!! Thought it is complusory to know!:sweatsm::sweat:
it is compulsory what i thought...

maybe he had some reasons to not be able to perform? or perhaps the guy who performed is better qualified, say a paramedic on a holiday:bsmilie:

sorry ar. i tend to not take stompers too seriously:)
 

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Didn't know that hotel pool got lifeguards also? But guess to wait from MBS reply
 

fotoudavid

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must be kan geong............ cannot perform.
 

jopel

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could be HIV carrier
 

kwttan

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I once stayed at NTUC chalet at Sentosa. There is NO lifeguard there! :thumbsd:
Swim at your own risk! :sweat:
 

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CPR is a risky emergency procedure (which may result in possible fractures to the rib bones) that shall only be perform in the event of a cardiac arrest provided that certain criteria are met.

As far as I know, the lifeguards should be trained in first aid including CPR and I don't see the need to blame the lifeguard without knowing the full facts other than perhaps showing the world the ignorance of the reporter.
 

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CPR is a risky emergency procedure (which may result in possible fractures to the rib bones) that shall only be perform in the event of a cardiac arrest provided that certain criteria are met.

As far as I know, the lifeguards should be trained in first aid including CPR and I don't see the need to blame the lifeguard without knowing the full facts other than perhaps showing the world the ignorance of the reporter.
i agree with this.:)

badly done cpr, can result in fractured rib bones. i tried learning it from the red cross ppl during the yog. lets say i think i killed the dummy:bsmilie:
 

kuanwk

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i agree with this.:)

badly done cpr, can result in fractured rib bones. i tried learning it from the red cross ppl during the yog. lets say i think i killed the dummy:bsmilie:
u mite have been more in control of urself if it was a he instead of a she..
 

xhui

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Anyway, replies from MBS mgt states that the lifeguard placed the girl in a recovery position (by the side) and in that midst, a guest identified himself as a doctor and came forward to assist.
 

makolit

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MBS already issued a statement.

ALL lifeguards are certified to do CPR. the lifeguard was just following SOP when the guest doctor went to do CPR on the girl. the girl was 10 years old, you don't just do CPR on a fragile frame like that. and i'm hoping the doctor knew what he was doing.

that was pretty careless reporting "lifeguard cannot do CPR!" (it's all over the news now) without getting the facts straight.

in the end, i commend both the lifeguard and the doctor for saving the girl's life.
 

commonjunks

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hiv should be a fluid-borne disease
I think reading is more important http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/hiv/basic/transmission.aspx.


I have attended CPR training in KK for infants and children, it is not as easy as it seems.
I think it should be a criteria of knowing CRP before one can become lifeguard (i am not one so cannot confirm), plus it was on stomp (can anyone believe what one ahole saw and write in his own words?).

All shame goes to parents who let their kid swim unattended (I know maybe ppl will argue that lifeguard was there but how many eyes he have to see everyone).
 

night86mare

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hiv should be a fluid-borne disease
needs particular fluids.

for example, don't think you can transmit hiv via urine and saliva. there's a reason why it's a Sexually Transmitted Disease.

hiv needs to be transmitted through these things: semen, blood, vaginal discharge, pre-ejaculate or breastmilk.

is it possible to transmit HIV during the process of cpr? oh, anything's possible. just think if the lifeguard had bleeding gums, and the girl had an open wound in her mouth. and this assumes that he has hiv in the first place. this is also why there have been recorded instances of transmission via kissing.

that's a lot of ifs and assumptions , though, so i would not make such statements so easily, as they might be perceived to be highly insensitive. not every hiv sufferer is a swinger who womanises or lies down with anyone.
 

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woots. i guessed close. i said paramedic on a holiday. turns out to be a guest doc. not bad not bad.

as usual, thumbsdown to the joke stompers:)
 

giantcanopy

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I would hope the lifeguard had some cpr training prior to his assigment.
Oftentimes translating the learning from a manikin in a controlled learning environment to a real life stressful situation can be tough

Ryan
 

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