LIFE­SAV­ING SKILLS

READ THE FOL­LOW­ING GUIDE TO FA­MIL­IARISE YOUR­SELF WITH CPR

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - HEALTH - By Sab­rina Barr

If you come across some­one who is un­re­spon­sive and they don’t seem to be breath­ing, be­ing able to per­form CPR (car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion) be­fore the emer­gency ser­vices ar­rive could save their life. Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent study com­mis­sioned by the British Heart Foun­da­tion (BHF), nearly a third of adults wouldn’t feel con­fi­dent enough to per­form CPR if they saw some­one suf­fer­ing a cardiac ar­rest.

Oct.16 marked World Restart a Heart Day, an event or­gan­ised by the In­ter­na­tional Li­ai­son Com­mit­tee on Re­sus­ci­ta­tion with the aim of equip­ping as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble with the skills for CPR.

Here’s ev­ery­thing you need to know about how to carry out CPR when needed:

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