Lost is one of the most popular tv series of all time, so you might have seen this classic moment in the show that is a dichotomy of emotional baggage and rescue as Jack makes an attempt to rescue Charlie. Jack also has a big problem with being able to let go, making this scene both emotional and powerful.
When Jack and Kate find Charlie hanging in the jungle, they cut him down and Jack goes to work checking for a pulse and listening for breathing. When he doesn’t find either, he gives two rescue breaths and proceeds to compressions. And when continuous compressions and rescue breaths don’t appear to be working, Jack gets frustrated and doesn’t give up. He balls up his fist and begins really pounding Charlie’s chest.
This scene happens in Season 1, Episode 11: All the Best Cowboys have Daddy Issues
Obviously the new 2010 guidelines change the order that Jack would have done things, and he would have started with compressions first. But his arms didn’t look like they were in a straight and locked position to me. It just might have been the angle that we see it, though. We also never get a good look at the depth of his compressions. What do you think of the CPR in this scene?
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