This page provides information and guidance about hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and CPR with rescue breaths.
To carry out a chest compression:
When you call for an ambulance, telephone systems now exist that can give basic life-saving instructions, including advice about CPR. These are now common and are easily accessible with mobile phones.
If youve been trained in CPR, including rescue breaths, and feel confident using your skills, you should give chest compressions with rescue breaths. If you're not completely confident, attempt hands-only CPR instead (see above).
Find out what to do in emergency situations such as anaphylaxis, bleeding, burns and scalds, choking, drowning, electrocution, fractures, heart attacks, poisoning, shock and stroke.
Find out what to do if someone is injured in an incident. First, make sure both you and the casualty are safe. Next, check the casualty's airway, breathing and circulation.
Find out how to safely use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children over one year of age and babies under one year of age.