The intention is that this page will include links to other authoritative sites which give information on first aid that may be of benefit to members of the group - it might even help save lives.
The video is fun to watch but it has a serious and worthwhile message. It was produced by the British Heart Foundation who also produce CPR apps for your mobile phone - how smart is that? Vinnie's movie has been incorporated into the www.nhs.uk web site which gives useful advice about CPR with rescue breaths and CPR for different age groups. Some of this is reproduced below (March 2015).
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique that can be used if someone is not breathing properly or if their heart has stopped.
Chest compressions and rescue breaths keep blood and oxygen circulating in the body.
If someone is not breathing normally and is not moving or responding to you after an accident, call 999 or 112 for an ambulance. Then, if you can, start CPR straight away.
If you have not been trained in CPR or are worried about giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a stranger, you can do chest compression-only (or hands-only) CPR.
To carry out a chest compression:
Try to perform chest compressions at 100-120 chest compressions a minute.
When you call for an ambulance, telephone systems now exist that can give basic life-saving instructions, including advice on CPR. These are now common and are easily accessible with mobile phones.
If you've been trained in CPR, including rescue breaths, and feel confident using your skills, you should give chest compressions with rescue breaths. If you are not completely confident, attempt hands-only CPR instead (see above).
Read more information about how to resuscitate a child.
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