• The document and video below, are relevant to Community First Responders ONLY and not First Aider in the Workplace trained staff.

    Below is a simple to follow chart from St John Ambulance for First-Aiders if someone stops breathing in the workplace and they are registered as a First Aider.

     Things to remember:-

    •  Do not check breathing by placing you face near to the mouth of the casualty, instead look for movement in the chest.
    • If they are breathing, place them in the recovery position and call for an ambulance ASAP.

     If they are not breathing start CPR as shown below.

    • The CPR rates of compression are 30 compressions at a rate of 100-120 per minute (The beat of the song “Staying Alive”)

    • NO MOUTH TO MOUTH IS TO BE PREFORMED

    • ONLY PLACE A DRY CLOTH OVER THE MOUTH

    • St Johns Ambulance COVID-19 CPR advice leaflet

    • Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Guidance during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic