Saving a life with CPR is ‘really, really easy’ and more of us should try, leading emergency physician says

A great article By Professor Paul Middleton highlighting the need for you just to give it a go. A good read on how important and how simple it is for you to make a difference.  Read more below.

If someone’s collapsed, is not responsive and not breathing, would you know what to do?

If a person’s like that, it means their heart’s stopped (which doctors call a cardiac arrest).

It’s not good news.

But if someone around knows what to do, they can save a life. That person can be you.

You can save a life really, really easily.

All you need to do is learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Basically, it’s pressing on the person’s chest with your hands.

Just have a go

Once you’ve recognised someone’s heart has stopped, the number one thing to know is that you can’t do any harm.  (Read more)

 

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