[quote]Zen warrior wrote:
…if you give ressucitation manoeuvers to someone in the U.S and break a rib or two, which is almost garanteed to happen when properly done, you could get sued.[/quote]
^^this part is not really true. you dont have to break ribs to do CPR properly.
Let’s put things in context here. I’m just a CPR certified trainer, no medical background properly speaking, although I do have an M.Sc in kinesiology. I’m 255 lbs, and chances are I’ll be nervous as hell in a situation where people are relying on me to save their lives.
I’m not saying breaking a rib/s, snapping off the rib from its cartilage attachement, etc, happens every time, but it does happen pretty often, enough to make one consider giving CPR if that means being sued later.
Like everyone has stated, there are good Samaritan laws that are supposed to prevent people from being sued who are genuinely trying to help BUT they are very different state to state. You have to know the laws for the state you live in.[/quote]
I’m talking from a Canucks/tourist’s perspective here, as I visit the U.S a couple of times a year, in different states. Kind of a bother to get that info every time you go to a different state, huh?