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Old 08-31-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A Southwest Airlines flight attendant allegedly initially refused to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a passenger due to his chest hair.
KOAT reported that Jack Jordan, 62, suffered a heart attack on the plane.


Read more: Southwest Airlines passenger suffers heart attack after 'flight attendant refuses to use a defibrillator' | Mail Online
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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So John1960 ... Any comments on the above Post? You seem to like to post stores but you never give comment or reason...
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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A more reputable source for this story: Widow: Husband died on Southwest Airlines flight because of hairy chest | 7online.com

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Electrode pads must come in direct contact with the skin. If the chest hair is so excessive as to prevent good adhesion of the electrode pad, the hair must be removed quickly.
Source: Cardiac Life Support with an AED - Automated External Defibrillator Public Access Defibrillation
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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And now we can add Southwest to the poll of "Airliners you don't trust".
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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So John1960 ... Any comments on the above Post? You seem to like to post stores but you never give comment or reason...
It's a BOT that C-D uses, not a human.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:24 PM
 
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"Most AED's have a razor included. The ones that don't have two pair of pads. If the first set doesn't stick, you rip it off and take the hair with it, and then use the second set."

That is a quote from an EMT friend.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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The story is sort of vague. I mean, if the person has a hairy chest, I'm under the impression you are supposed to shave it before using the AED. So, did everyone stand around talking about it for an inappropriate length of time, or did they just take a moment to quickly shave off his chest where the pads would need to go?

I guess my point it, I would not be so quick to throw the attendant under the bus.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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So, she couldn't shave it or trim it?
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It's a BOT that C-D uses, not a human.
I don't think so. He occasionally makes posts other than ones sharing articles.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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There are always razors included in the AED kit. We are trained to use it if necessary. I cant imagine why she didnt do that.

That said, using the AED does NOT insure a good outcome. Yes, it can help in certain medical situations...for sure. But, it is not a cure-all and people can still die even if it is used. Still, she absolutely should have tried.
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