Woman giving CPR to doll goes viral for all the wrong reasons


A video of a woman performing CPR has got people’s attention because she looks like she’s twerking as she does it.

Three nurses were filmed teaching a crowded auditorium how to perform the life-saving manoeuvre on a doll.

People in the room somewhere in China managed to avoid breaking down in the giggles, but someone in the crowd filmed it.

It very quickly racked up 4million views, but we suspect it’s going to get a lot more than that.

Here’s a lesson in how to perform CPR

If you come across someone who is unconscious, always check for dangers around them (fire, traffic, electricity) to ensure you are not putting yourself at risk first.

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Then always check for a response from the unconscious person first before performing CPR. Do this by loudly asking if they are alright and shaking the person’s shoulders.

Shout to attract attention and ask anyone nearby to wait nearby in case you need them. Do not leave the person to get help.

Next place one hand on the person’s forehead and gently tilt their head back to open their airway. Lift their chin using two fingers of your other hand under their chin. Then listen to hear whether the person is breathing normally. Remove any obstructions from their mouth. If they are, put them in the recovery position and call 999.

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If the person is not breathing normally or is gasping for air, perform the three steps of CPR – Call, Push, Rescue. If unsure whether the person is breathing normally, act as if it is not normal.

1) CALL 999 immediately

If the person is not breathing or is not breathing normally get someone to call 999 for an ambulance – make sure they ask for a defibrillator. If you are the only one with the person call 999 before starting CPR.

2) PUSH as hard as you can on their chest

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Kneel next to the person and place the heel of one of your hands in the centre of their chest, place the other hand on top (ideally the hand you write with) of the first and interlock your fingers. Use the heel of your hand and straight arms to push down on the breastbone firmly and smoothly about 5 to 6cm. Then release. Repeat over and over again at a rate of 100 to 120 chest compressions each minute, counting aloud. Ideally that should be around two compressions every second. Give 30 chest compressions.

3) RESCUE by giving them rescue breaths of air

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Open their airway again by tilting back their head and lifting the chin. Pinch the soft part of their nose closed so no air can escape. Take a normal breath and make a seal around their mouth and breathe out at a steady rate.The person’s chest should then rise and fall when you take your mouth away. Give a second rescue breath before doing 30 more chest compressions. These two breaths should last no longer than five seconds.

Keep repeating the steps of CPR until help arrives.

Performing CPR on babies or children

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CPR on babies follows the same principles but due to the size of the infant, should only ever be performed with the tips of two fingers to avoid causing damage. Use the heel of one hand for a child over one year old. For larger children you may need to use both hands.

Give five initial rescue breaths – noting any gag or cough response (this is a sign of life). Rescue breaths should be performed over the mouth and nose depending on the size and age of the child. If the child is over one year old and you can’t get a good enough seal around the mouth, pinch the nose and breath into the mouth.

Push down only 4cm for a baby, 5cm for a child and give 30 chest compressions before giving two rescue breaths and repeating.

Full details here on the NHS website.

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