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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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To the CPR experts, if someone has a weak pulse, compressions are suggested. A weak pulse does not allow the adequate blood flow through the body so compressions are necessary.

As for the crackpots involved in MJ's death, this doc is a certified retard for not putting him on the floor. This lawyer is an even bigger ahole trying to convince others that the bed is a "firm" bed. I doubt MJ had a hospital bed that has the ability to go firm (like ICU beds).

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I have been a CPR Instrucor for 13 years, and this Doctor does not have a clue! You NEVER do CPR on a bed, and if there is a pulse. What school did he go to? Regqradless how firm the bed maybe, Mr. Jackson should have been placed on a hard surface, period. He did not perform CPR correctly! Where I work (Dept. Of Corrections), there is always a full investigation after a death and that should occur with this death.

1944 days ago

Michael Madsen    

The Jackson's shouldn't have been allowed to clean out the hosue... it should have been protected by LAPD as a possible crime scene... at least until autopsy finals come in..
LAPD F'd up again... BIG TIME.

We need to see the BED he had CPR on etc... this whole thing is a SMAM WOW! And speaking of SHAM WOW... how is it Billy Mays get's offed and Sham WOW guy is still alive? INJUSTICE I say!

1944 days ago


Another thought:

it was around lunch time when this all happened!!! Why should Michael be in bed and sleep at that time??? Was this usual for him?

1944 days ago

who cares    

Do hospitals put patients on the floor to do cpr. I think not. They do cpr on the hospital bed.

1944 days ago


What a crock! "The bed was firm" "He had his hand on his back" That bed would have had to have been a rock. Was he holding MJ like a sandwich?? Trying to squish his heart? What the hell?? You don't even give babies CPR that way!Cardiologist! Ha! He himself gave CPR for half an hour? Why did no one call 911 earlier then? But you can give CPR to someone not breathing and with a weak pulse.
BTW, I am certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

1944 days ago

A-town girl    

# 49 Obviously you have never had anyone to die before. The death certificate is signed at the time of death. That's how people are able to cash in their burial insurance policies etc. DR. CONRAD REFUSED TO SIGNED THE DEATH CERTIFICATE. THE DOCTORS AT UCLA DIDN'T WANT TO SIGN IT EITHER. IF QUESTIONS ARRIVE LATER, THE FAMILY CAN FILE A NEGLIGENT CLAIM AGAINST ALL PARTIES INCLUDING THE DOCTOR WHO SIGNED THE DEATH CERTIFICATE. To verify this fact you can check any news site. Even CNN, Dr. Sanja Gupta stated if the doctor didn't signed it would become a coroners investigation. THEREFORE THE CORONERS OFFICE HAS TO INVESTIGATE AND SIGN OFF ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE.

1944 days ago


RE: CPR on the bed ... lipstick on a pig?
You can put lipstick on a bed and it's still a bed! If the creep is trying to make a claim that MJ had a firm mattress, it's still a mattress ............ STUPID, STUPID, STUPID. If in fact MJ had a pulse, then the Dr. is GUILTY of murder.

1944 days ago


Paramedics successfully revived my mother with cpr while she still lay in bed

1944 days ago


49. The death certificate is not issued till many days after the death. To say the doctor "refused" to sign the death certificate is just ridiculous.!! People want to blame the doctor and not face the reality that Michael had been addicted to drugs for years. Where were the people around him? They didn't know of Michael's drug problems?

Posted at 11:03AM on Jun 29th 2009 by CW

When my Mother passed away, (we had her home on hospice care), her death certificate was signed the same day. We had to call hospice in because they had to be the ones to officially call her time of death, but her certificate was signed the same day. We did not get copies of the certificate for a couple of days, but it was signed.

1944 days ago


Where did this doctor go to medical school? Where was his residency? Anyone know?

1944 days ago


Hospital beds are "firm" too, but we still are required to place the patient on a backboard before beginning CPR..His excuse makes no sense. He should have known this being a Cardiologist doctor at that.

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As an RN, I am shocked at the apparent gross incompetence that is being reported. More than just CPR, Michael Jackson needed emergency defibrillation to correct his heart arrythmia. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, the victim's chance of recovery decreases by 10%. So if all he had was 20 minutes of CPR, he had no chance. For an adult, the protocol is to Call 911 first, then start CPR - yes, with two hands and on the floor or on a board if in the hospital. And anytime Demerol is administered, Narcan should be immediately available to counteract the effects of possible overdose, such as suppression of breathing. For me, the larger question is whether there any ethical physicians and pharmacists in Hollywood who would refuse to enable celebrity addicts.

1944 days ago


If the story is true that MJ was not eating regular meals, why was this (so called) Doctor giving or letting MJ take pills on an empty stomach?
Surely thats not a good medical choice!!!!

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Jermaine Jackson said his brother's physician was with him at his home at the time of his suspected cardiac arrest, and both the physician and the paramedics who transported to the UCLA Medical Center attempted to resuscitate him.

"Upon arriving at the hospital at approximately 1:14 p.m. a team of doctors, including emergency physicians and cardiologists, attempted to resuscitate him for a period of more than one hour, but they were unsuccessful," he said.

Jackson was pronounced dead at at 2:26 p.m. PDT, his brother said.

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