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First Aid basics: how to perform CPR on an adult

In this series of videos, we will learn the basics and fundamental practices of First Aid.

First Aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.

Here, St John Ambulance trainer Winston Marshall demonstrates how to perform CPR if an adult is unresponsive and not breathing.

CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – a lifesaving First Aid technique, applicable in many emergencies, like a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

When the heart stops, the body no longer gets oxygen-rich blood, which can cause brain damage in only a few minutes. By performing CPR, the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and other organs can be maintained until emergency medical treatment is able to restore a normal heart rhythm.

St John Ambulance is a volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of First Aid, and the support of the national emergency response system in England.

View the previous video in this series here.

View the original video here.

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