I have just discovered what is my new favorite-of-all-time show..."24". We're watching the back seasons on DVD while keeping up with the current (and sadly, last) season. I am so happy to report that in an older episode, Jack Bauer finds an unconscious person (trying not to spoil here), and performs a picture perfect assessment, followed by proper CPR (proper by AHA standards in the early 2000s). When he's trying to keep someone alive that's been shot or stabbed, he uses direct pressure and pressure points (while screaming at them to give up what they know!). It was hysterical, because when he did the CPR, my boyfriend (who always cringes, waiting on my critique) looked over at me...I simply smiled and nodded. They "worked a code" in a clinic that was fairly spot on, although they gave up kinda quickly (in their defense, if I was working that code on someone with that much trauma, I would have bailed out too). I even predicted the intra-cardiac Epi dose before they did it...and given the situation, it's probably exactly what I would have done in real life (should I ever find myself in that ridiculous a situation...).
It makes me happy that a show that uses any reality as a loose definition would go to the trouble to do simple little things like that right. And even though Jack survives being shot, stabbed, tortured, electrocuted, beaten, crashes, radiation exposure and bio-weapon exposure...I believe that would probably happen in real life too. Him doing proper CPR was probably the hottest thing I've ever seen on TV. :redbeathe:D