In this video, he’ll be showing you how to do CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation – during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you come across someone who’s unresponsive and not breathing normally, it’s vitally important to begin CPR to try to save their life. You CAN still do CPR during the pandemic but you can also take steps to minimise the risks of potential cross-infection. Let Chris show how you can do so.
Bear in mind, however, that during this current period when the COVID19 virus is with us that you wouldn’t give rescue breaths to a stranger and would cover the victim’s mouth with a towel or piece of clothing. But as around 80% of out of hospital cardiac arrests occur in the home to a person you know you might, in this particular scenario, be safe to give the rescue breaths.