Watch CPR & defibrillation in action
When someone suffers a cardiac arrest every second counts. Early CPR and defibrillation provide the best of chance of survival. These make up the so-called ‘Chain of Survival‘. You can find out more information about CPR by taking our online first aid course.
The following video shows an inspirational example of early CPR and defibrillation working to save a life. The firstaidforfree.com team regularly use this video when teaching first aid as it is a great example of early action helping to save a life.
On July 24th 2010 a BBC camera crew arrived at Yorkshire Air Ambulance HQ to film the team as part of the Helicopter Heroes series.
Shortly before 7am, emergency medical dispatcher, Chris Solomons, arrived at work feeling unwell.
Within minutes Chris had gone into cardiac arrest and his colleagues and a cameraman immediately began the battle to save his life – using CPR and an AED.
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