One of my CPR instructors from a long time ago used to say that "bad CPR is better than NO CPR", so the fact that you're willing to do anything at all is giving someone a fighting chance.
I think I am also at the "confuse people" stage. I had to go pre-register for my surgery tomorrow and I handed the list of surgeries I've had to the nurse (I've found this is easier than trying to remember all the dates...) and I just let her stare blankly at "lateral tarsorraphy" for a while. Then finally she said "Ok, I give up - what body part are we talking about?"
Oh, well, at least I entertain myself.