There is a scene in Back to the Future: Part II that has always made me laugh. I posted on a few facebook pages, asking for favorite CPR scenes in movies or TV shows, and someone mentioned this movie. While not exactly a scene representing actual CPR in action, it is hilarious. I did some research into the history of CPR training, and found that the first demonstrations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation happened in 1954, and a doctor published a book called ABC of Resuscitation in 1957. However, it wasn’t until the 1970s that CPR was promoted for the public to learn in the United States. This means that the film is historically accurate with regard to the classic moment.
CPR in Entertainment is a series based on rescue scenes found in both TV shows and movies. If you have a suggestion for a future entry, please comment below!