The television show 24 went for eight seasons over nine years (one year was missed due to the writer’s strike, if I’m not mistaken). It was an action packed show that dealt with a single day in the life of Jack Bauer, as each season only happened over one 24 hour time frame. The entire series tackled only eight days, but each day was potentially years apart.
As this show dealt with a lot of hard hitting action, there was always a chance that CPR might come up at one time or another. Did they manage to correctly display CPR for the world to see? Well, there were a lot of episodes that featured CPR.
Here’s one from season 2, episode 9.
In a scene from season 7, episode 10, FBI Agent Renee Walker (played by Annie Wersching) attempts CPR on someone who they just pulled out of a truck before it exploded. Her arms are bent, not locked, and the compressions are shallow, not deep. Nor do the compressions come anywhere close to the 100 per minute rate that is supposed to be done.
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!