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.

What do you think of this video? Know any other examples? Let us know by leaving a comment!

John Furst

JOHN FURST is an experienced emergency medical technician and qualified first aid and CPR instructor. John is passionate about first aid and believes everyone should have the skills and confidence to take action in an emergency situation.

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2 Responses

  1. dawnallison109 says:

    makes you aware of what is really like and prepares you show that having to use one for real is not as easy as it always appears

  2. Mollyrockers says:

    Scary at the beginning but excellent. the training and previous experience obviously kicked in but the the adrenaline must have really been flowing! The patient was one lucky man, many others are not so lucky. It’s the very reason I wish to renew my knowledge of First Aid that I used to do many years ago incorporated in the RLSS qualifications I took, up to and including Teachers Certificate.

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