British Heart Foundation – Vinnie Jones’ hard and fast Hands-only CPR
I recently re-certified in First Aid, partly so I can fulfil my duty of care to my patients if there is an incident at the practice, but also to give me the confidence to help if I come across an incident where someone has collapsed. Two important take-aways from the session are that if someone is not visibly breathing the most important thing is to move them onto their back to be able to assess them and start CPR if necessary, whilst help is on the way. This is the case even if you suspect a neck injury, although of course try to move them as gently as possible. Then when doing CPR as demonstrated in this video, you just need to do the chest compressions to keep the blood circulating, you don’t need to worry about the rescue breaths.
Watch the video here.