Each year more than 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest before they get to hospital. You can help improve this statistic by simply being aware of the following information and acting on it.
- If someone has had a cardiac arrest their breathing could be shallow and they may not be able to speak.
- Call 999 and begin hands-only CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
- Lock your fingers, knuckles up. Push down 5-6cm and keep it up until the ambulance arrives.
You can learn more about every day first aid from the red cross.