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CPR in lingerie: It's never naughty to save a life!

May 20, 2010 |  4:30 pm

We share because we care, dear readers. So, when a video clip begins to circulate among physicians on one of the proliferating medblogs out there, and it deals with an important subject such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, you know I'm going to share it with you.

Afterall, who told you about doing CPR in perfect rhythm to the disco hit "Stayin' Alive"?

This one might be more memorable still. In his medblog,, a physician practicing internal medicine in Texas, shares his thoughts about important thoughts such as medical ethics, primary care, the dangers of long-term use of new antacid medicines and on treating patients whose cholesterol is normal.

But recently he shared this video of two very fit young women demonstrating CPR -- clad only in lacy skivvies. Their technique is above reproach, however, and many will find the refresher course most helpful. Dr. Rangel's post was in turn picked up by KevinMD, one of the Web's best-read medblogs, so it's a good bet your physician has seen it too.

"Take home point: To be effective, CPR is best done in lingerie," Dr. Rangel comments.

--Melissa Healy