You can help save lives by making sure you know the signs
and what to do.
Our Heartstart training teaches Emergency Life
Support (ELS) skills - the set of actions needed to help keep
someone alive until professional help arrives.
More about ELS
Emergency life support includes
performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which is chest
compressions and rescue breathing.
Other actions include dealing with choking and
serious bleeding and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a
About Hands-only CPR
If an adult has suddenly collapsed, is not breathing normally
and is unrepsonsive, they are in cardiac arrest. There is no time
to lose. Even if you are untrained your actions can help.
There are two simple actions that you can do to help save their
- Call 999
- Push hard and fast in the centre of their chest about 100 - 120
times a minute until the ambulance service arrives.
How can you help?
By knowing the signs of cardiac
arrest and heart attacks you can
ring the emergency services as early as possible and help to reduce
the amount of time it takes before someone gets professional
treatment. You can also learn emergency life
support skills through our Heartstart training.