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Heart knowledge

This week our assignment was to determine how much family or friends know about CPR. I decided to ask my boyfriend what the terms, cardiopulmonary arrest and MI meant to me. And he was unable to determine what these terms meant. I had to break them down and tell them that these terms referred to a heart attack. I then asked if he understood what the purpose of CPR was. He said that he believes the purpose is to keep breathing for the unconscious person. I explained exactly how CPR is beneficial. This activity made me realize that people who do not have a great grasp on health and medicine, do not understand concepts that may seem simple to us.