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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