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Jackson Doctor's CPR Technique Explained

6/29/2009 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now we know why Dr. Conrad Murray administered CPR on Michael Jackson's bed, even though it's routinely performed on a hard surface -- it was a "firm bed."

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Murray's lawyer, Edward Chernoff, was on "GMA" this morning defending his client's actions after finding Michael unconscious in his bedroom.

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joegod    

Ok it might be a firm bed but the floor is harder than a 'firm bed'

1841 days ago
17.

Sheila    

Is this doctor serious. As you listen to the lawyer speak, this CPR and all went on for twenty five minutes. Don't you think after a few minutes that there is serious problems, 911 should have been called. No they wait until he is dead and make the call. This doctor is 100% to blame...

1841 days ago
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sunshine100967    

First of all, chest compressions are not done on somebody with a pulse.....you only do that to restart the heart....you perform mouth to mouth to get somebody breathing again

1841 days ago
19.

Jean    

I have my CPR certification and the fact that he had one hand on MJ's back and the other on the chest tells me he did it TOTALLY WRONG. You are supposed to perform the chest compressions with BOTH HANDS, NOT ONE!

And since he said MJ had a faint heart beat, he should have pumped air in him, not give him chest compressions.

Jackson's family is right to investigate this.

1841 days ago
20.

truthserum    

Could each poster please state whether they are CPR certified or not. Seems we have more "expert" opinions here that question a board-certified cardiologist that was there than we need. If you are not CPR-certified, please do not post your stupid opinions.

1841 days ago
21.

fleawatch    

So, let me get this straight. MJ is sleeping in his bedroom. A cardiologist, unknown to his family, just happens to be walking through his bedroom while MJ is sleeping and just happens to notice that MJ is not breathing? What an incredible coincidence that this guy just happened to be walking through another man's bedroom while he was sleeping and just so happened, pray tell, to be a cardiologist, what an amazing seredipitous coincidence.

Who in their right mind is buying this?

1841 days ago
22.

Gary    

That is NOT a Good explanation!!

I still would like to know why there was NOT a defribillator in Michael Jackson's home????
Most people know that narcotic pain killers inhibit the respiration system especially Doctors!

Forget the rumours etc. there is enough here to wonder WTF!!

1841 days ago
23.

mia    

what a load of crap. I guess they had to come up with something since there was such criticism of this doctor

1841 days ago
24.

just me    

10. PRAISE Michael and COMDEMN the doctor - GOD have mercy on us all because this world is full of fools - - - the doctor should track each on of you posting defamation comments and file suits against you all. America is in trouble, big trouble.

Posted at 10:34AM on Jun 29th 2009 by The REAL DEAL

BRING IT ON!!!!! THE MEDIA AND THESE A$$HOLES IN THE MEDIA...SUCH AS MJ FATHER, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, AND PR AZZWIPES CAN NO LONGER SWAY THE PUBLIC!!!!! DIDNT THEY TAKE A PAGE FROM THE ANNA NICOLE SMITH SAGA! THE PUBLIC IS TIRED OF THE BS AND TRYING TO MAKE FOOLS OF US! WE WILL NO LONGER BUY THE CRAP!!!! THOSE DAYS ARE GONE LONG AGO!!!!

I SAY BRING IT ON!!! ASK HOWARD K STERN WHERE IT GOT HIM!!! ARRESTED!

1841 days ago
25.

Jstbtrflyz    

Well, there you have it. A Dr. who, regardless of whether he panicked or not, has now gotten himself a defense attorney, who will now get his 15 minutes of fame. A Criminal Lawyer for a man the LAPD is NOT calling a suspect (do we really think the LAPD is not jumping for joy over MJ's death?)? Hmm.....Guess that's what happens when you allow someone to hire you out to be their drug pimp. DId he actually say that he had one hand under MJ's back and one doing compressions? He performed CPR with ONE hand? Really? While I don't blame the Dr. for MJ's death (he didn't turn MJ into a man who was addicted to pain killers, MJ did that all by himself. Enablers, enable, they don't force feed the drugs into you,), I do blame him for being completely incompetent.

#9, Where are the reports that confirm that this so called Dr. (not board certified), rode in the ambulance with MJ to the hospital? Wouldn't you think that questions would have been asked right then and there? My understanding is that he disappeared for a couple of days while he sought out an attorney. But, if you have proof that this Quack of a Dr actually rode in the ambulance, to the hospital, (and then would have seen the family members yes?), then please, prove me wrong. Thanks ...

1841 days ago
26.

Groove Mechanique    

WHY IZ EVERY1 TYPIN IN BLOCK CAPS? ARE YOU PAYIN TRIBUTE TO BILLY MAYS WHILE TALKIN BOUT MICHAEL JACKSON?

1841 days ago
27.

CM    

This so called 'Doctor' is full of crap. He's trying too hard to cover his inadequacy. I believe he's responsible for MJ's death.

1841 days ago
28.

Sonja    

Unless the bed was made out of wood it doesn't matter how firm it is! I have been a nurse for almost twenty years, taught CPR and unless someone sleeps on a sheet of 1/4 inch plywood without a mattress - it doesn't matter how firm the mattress. This is just another clue into the lack of knowledge this guy has. I also read somewhere that this "doctor" has only been a certified Cardiologist for about 4 yrs. This is a perfect example of why people need to realize that just because someone is a doctor doesn't mean they are beyond question. The AMA needs to seriously look into the ethical practice of the Hollywood Doctors who are leaching onto stars and enabling them and taking advantage of them.

1841 days ago
29.

Paula    

This is all a bunch of garbage. That attorney had a few days to come up all these excuses. That Dr. should have called 911 immediately sorry!!! he is to blame for his death. Why did he wait so long to have the security guard call 911? He said the phones did not work? RIGHt, where are all the cell phones people have? No one in that mansion had a phone to call 911? What a quacko dr.

1841 days ago
30.

just me    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7im37UtGHkA

While Michael is DEAD and in a COLD MORTUARY ...The Father is doing
RED CARPETS saying he is fine...but the BIG NEWS IS HIS NEW RECORDING
LABEL.... WATCH THIS ENTIRE CLIP
What an @$$HOLE THIS MAN IS.......


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