A woman’s life was saved by an Arizona man using CPR techniques he picked up from the hit television show The Office.
If you think TV is a waste of time, according to the Arizona Daily Star, 21-year-old auto technician Cross Scott was test-driving a car when he saw an unconscious woman in a stalled vehicle on the side of a Tucson road. She wasn’t breathing when he found her and was without a phone, and after flagging passing drivers for help, he broke the car window and started to perform CPR.
“I’ve never prepared myself for CPR in my life,” Scott told the paper. “I had no idea what I was doing.”
Luckily, Scott is a big The Office fan, and used what he remembered from Season 5, episode 14 (“Stress Relief,”), where Stanley has a heart attack, prompting boss Michael Scott to subject the staff to CPR training:
Scott (Cross, not Michael) thankfully remembered the most crucial parts from the scene, which is more of an example of what not to do. The one thing it did get right was using that song as a meter – the right tempo for chest compressions.
He actually sang the song out loud to stay on tempo. After a minute or so, the woman took a breath and threw up.
When paramedics arrived to transport the woman to the hospital, they told Scott his CPR compressions likely saved her life. All in a day’s work at Dunder Mifflin.
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