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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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91.

Lucinda    

No hard mattress is as firm as a floor. And he denies giving the demerol? Let's see what happens when all the autopsy results are in. It is suspicious to me that the paramedics stated he was dead at the house, but doc insisting on going to hospital and administering CPR on a dead man. Almost like he didn't want it known that MIchael died in his care. I hope he doesn't get off smelling like a rose. Friends and family all said his docs were over medicating him. My sorrow to his family, but can't help but wish they'd intervened sooner. I heard they tried a couple things, but they should have taken control like they did with Spears or something.

1851 days ago
92.

adl    

It sounds like the doctor did CPR completely wrong, but we don't know what, if any, narcotics he administered. Just because someone does one thing wrong we shouldn't start assuming he did all these other things.

And, to a poster before, being a doctor and not being affiliated with the AMA means nothing. Most doctors aren't affiliated with the AMA. Only about 20% of doctors are members. Being board certified and a member of the AMA are two totally different things.

1851 days ago
93.

wow0709    

am i the only who noticed this lawyer saying that "it went on for 25-30 mins." so you're telling us that this doctor administered CPR (with one hand under MJ's back and the other doing the compressions) without calling freakin 911?!?!?!? Are you serious?!?! Is that the best that you guys have come up with???? What a lie...he also said that he did eventually bring him down to the floor...ugh so what did he do put him back on the bed because the guy who call 911 clearly said that MJ was on the bed. This doc is GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1851 days ago
94.

who gives a shit    

Yeah right, like we are going to believe you, aren't you the lawyer for this quack??

1851 days ago
95.

ritchierich    

Who is the person that called 911???? They need to investigate his A$$ too!!.. That doc n whoever else that was in that house is to blame the dumb F@#K

1851 days ago
96.

sultrysiren    

If you have to perfom CPR on anyone, you call 911. Period. If you get to that point you should know immediately that you must have further medical assistance, for a number of reasons. Even if the person comes around. You will still need medical assistance. That is a no brainer.

This lawyer is reaching and it is embarrassing. I don't believe the Dr told him he performed CPR in that manner. That is ridiculous. I have my CPR certification. You don't go 25-30 minutes giving CPR to someone on an inferior surface, a firm bed, using inadequate pressure, one hand. At some point, even if you are nervous, that thought should occur. CPR can be exhausting. That is why you should call for assistance immediately, right when the decision is made that CPR is necessary. GET HELP then perform CPR. This story is unbelievable. And the Dr needs a new lawyer. Really, don't address it if you can't believe it.

1851 days ago
97.

cynthia    

Jackson Doctor's CPR Technique Explained
Posted Jun 29th 2009 9:53AM 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."

PHAHAHAHAHA this is hysterical.....Please tell me this a joke

1851 days ago
98.

AJ    

So, let me get this straight? The doctor was performing CPR for 25-30 minutes? Was that PRIOR to 911 being called? If so, he is 100% to blame for this. No excuses if he waited that long,

1851 days ago
99.

Michael Jackson Ex-wife    

I just feel so sick to my stomach, Y God didn't this man call 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!! Then start CPR...I smell a RAT here......I wish someone else was there who would have just called 911 then Michael would still be here...and if it's true about his addiction GET HIM SOME HELP...BOTTOM LINE!!!! Hoping and praying maybe your family will let Neverland be your final resting place since you loved it so much!!!!!
RIP MIKE..........Peace to the JACKSON FAMILY........Theresa S,

1851 days ago
100.

wow0709    

oh and to make matters worst, I read over the weekend that Dr. Conrad Murray isn't even Board Certified in his 2 fields...Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. He was licensed to practice in Ca and TX but he wasn't Board Certified

1851 days ago
101.

Law 34    

Mr. Edward Chernoff is hired to defend his client even though he know his client is guilty as hell... Edward Chernoff will get a check no matter what ... So with that being said... Get your money Mr. Edward Chernoff...

1851 days ago
102.

R    

The description about how they performed CPR sounds fishy. EVERYONE knows that it is best to do it on the floor.

1851 days ago
103.

me    

UP NEXT: THE RE-ENACTMENT

TMZ has hired a group of specialized out-of-work CPR actors to show you exactly what went down at the Jackson residence

Was the doctor lying? Is his lawyer telling the truth? Are the paramedics being honest with us?

Don't miss a special "jackson edition of TMZ tonight"

And tomorrow, we've hired a genetecist to test whether the kids were actually his. Even though the mother says they aren't, we want to know for sure, and we have nothing else to talk about.

1851 days ago
104.

pinkgemini73    

Well after hearing about this botched attempt at CPR it's no wonder Michael Jackson is dead. Geez. Remind me not to call this doctor if I ever need a heart specialist.

1851 days ago
105.

Nitenur2    

The AHA clearly states a firm surface. Maybe you should have THEM clarify thier instructions. Did you think there may have been other reasons that would have been contrindicated to moving the patient (in this case MJ). Do you really think the difference between a firm and hard surface would have saved his life? Unless the cause of death is improper CPR techniques, then no. I've been on a code team for many years. Sometimes you just cant move the patient, and Sometimes God just calls us home.

1851 days ago
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