Coronavirus has changed the way we do most things, from going food shopping to going to work. It has also changed the way we perform and learn CPR.
The Resuscitation Council UK has issued new advice on carrying out reduced risk, hands-only CPR. We’d like to share it with you as it’s really vital that we all keep up our efforts to learn CPR, especially at this difficult time.
Figures show that 80% of cardiac arrests take place at home and half are witnessed by a bystander. So, even though your training room may currently be closed, knowing CPR can still save lives.
We’re currently recommending that training does not take place in person, but it’s still possible to learn CPR remotely. You can follow these simple steps to perform CPR if you witness someone having a cardiac arrest:
5 simple steps to safer CPR