BE A LIFE SAVER (YES, RE­ALLY)

Re­search shows that one in five of us will at some point have the op­por­tu­nity to save a life by giv­ing CPR, but most of us are too scared to try. Here’s what to do…

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“Peo­ple al­ways worry but it’s bet­ter to do some­thing, rather than noth­ing”, says Dr Chris­tian. “If some­body isn’t breath­ing or their heart has stopped, tell some­one to call an am­bu­lance, then start CPR. Don’t blow into their mouth, just do chest com­pres­sions. Get the heel of your hand on the breast­bone and push down hard. It’s a big squish, about 5-6cm down. Do it to the rhythm of the Bee Gees’ Stay­ing Alive. It’s knack­er­ing, so if you have some­one else there, take turns un­til help ar­rives.”

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