Recently Malton School Year 8 students had a visit From the Yorkshire Ambulance Service as part of European Restart a Heart Day on October 18th.
The team came in to give demonstrations to students on how to save someone’s life. This included doing mouth to mouth resuscitation with a mannequin and doing 30 presses on a mannequin’s chest to save a life.
Here is a demonstration on how to do it:
1.CHECK – Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and return to the victim. If possible bring the phone next to the person and place on speaker mode. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.
2. PUMP – If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down in the centre of the chest 2-2.4 inches, 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of 100-120/minute, faster than once per second
3. BLOW – Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.
The session was very interesting but more importantly it could help Malton School students save a life.
By Toby Spence, Year 8