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But that's the way I was taught

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That’s the way I was taught so it must be right, and that’s the way I’m going to continue to do it.

Who were the professors that taught these people?

The very best professors insist that their students challenge them.  Challenge what they are teaching them.
Challenge the books, articles and resources that they come across – always continue to search for the truth.  Go beyond the classroom in search of a better way. (I call it my own personal quest for the holy grail).

I remember being taught to do 15 chest compressions and 2 breaths when performing CPR and I’m sure you were too. But we changed that because we found there was a better way to do things. Then we found out that if we get an AED hooked up faster then that’s even better.

Hey, but that’s just the way I was taught.

Art Horne is the Coordinator of Care and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team at Northeastern University, Boston MA.  He can be reached at