CPR – mini-gallery of useful photos
DR ABC : Danger – Response – Airway – Breathing – CPR – reminder of the key things to do if you find someone unconscious. Don't take too long – brain damage starts after two minutes without oxygen.
Reminder poster about the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how it could help to save the life of someone who has collapsed – CPR is a very useful procedure before using a defibrillator
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – the technique requires firm pumping with a flat hand in the middle of the the patient's chest to activate their heart.
The excellent CPR training sessions run by East Anglian Air Ambulance in Hatley Village Hall gave very useful and practical advice on what to do if someone collapses – it is quite possible they are having a cardiac arrest.
If they are unconscious, rapid action is required to help save them – especially if they are not breathing for brain damage will occur from around two minutes after they stop breathing.
Our three photos in the photos above will help to remind you of what to do – there's a full explanation of the importance of following the DR ABC code on the St John's Ambulance website.
Click on the photos to bring up the gallery – and use the arrows to scroll through the other photos (you may have to click a couple of times or so).
There's a caption under each photo.
Gallery created 23rd September 2019.