Cardiopulmonary resuscitation commonly known as (CPR)
CPR is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest..
The Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council, in an effort to encourage bystander CPR or CPR by untrained persons, where a person had collapsed, ran a Television Advertising campaign to promote Citizen CPR.
F – Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile? A – Arms – Can they raise both arms and keep them there? S – Speech – is their speech slurred? T –Time to call 999 if you spot any single one of these signs.
The F.A.S.T. acronym was created as a simple way for people to remember the main warning signs of stroke so that they can act immediately in the case of a stroke by dialling 999.
Too often people delay in getting to hospital – they don’t want to cause a fuss or they waste vital time calling family or friends first – which can prove fatal. Our message is simple, don’t die of embarrassment – call 999/112 at the first sign of a heart attack.