Vinnie Jones: Hard and Fast - hands-only CPR  

Watch Vinnie Jones perform hands-only CPR to the beat of Stayin' Alive. CPR is not as hard as you may think. Just call 999 and then push Hard and Fast. This video was produced by the British Heart Foundation

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Transcript of Vinnie Jones: Hard and Fast - hands-only CPR

My name is Vinnie Jones and I'm gonna teach you a lesson you'll never forget.

There are times in life when being tough comes in handy.

Say some geezer collapses in front of you. What do you do?

We need a volunteer that ain't breathing.

Here's one I made earlier.

The British Heart Foundation presents

Vinnie Jones in

Hard & Fast Hands-only CPR. It's not as hard as it looks.

First thing you do is you check him over.

If he ain't responsive or ain't breathing,

- or he's making noises like this... - (wheezes)

..his heart has stopped and he's having a cardiac arrest.

Look lively. First call 999.

Then you do hands-only CPR.

And no kissing. You only kiss your missus on the lips.

Watch. Lock your fingers together. Knuckles up.

Then push down, right on the sovereign.

("Stayin' Alive" by Bee Gees)

Push down five or six centimetres, about two inches in old money.

Push hard and fast, about two times a second,

like to the beat of Stayin' Alive.

Worried you'll hurt him? Better than him kicking the bucket.

Keep this up till the ambulance arrives.

So don't forget. Check him over,

call 999, push hard and fast to Stayin' Alive. It works.

Hands-only CPR.

It ain't as hard as it looks.

If you want to come in handy in an emergency,

why not sign up for one of our heart-start courses?

bhf.org.uk/handsonlyCPR

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Xscope said on 02 May 2014

Comments about being prosecuted for manslaughter are complete rubbish. No lay person has ever been successfully prosecuted or sued for performing CPR in the UK.

For every minute that passes, a person that's not breathing's chance of survival drops by 10%, so rather than standby and watch someone die, it's far better to do something, and hands only CPR can only help, not harm a casualty.

If rather have broken ribs and be alive.

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Guderian said on 14 January 2012

I have tried to make comments about the CPR hard and fast video featuring Vinnie Jones several times. But each time, on clicking on Sending Comment, my comments have been deleted, not posted. There was nothing inappropriate, offensive, or libellous about the content of my comments; I had valid points to make which do not contravene the rules of making comments. The deletions are due either to a technical problem, or they're deliberate. I would like an explanation for this.

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Guderian said on 13 January 2012

No doubt intented to be amusing and encourage the general public to administer appropriate first aid when required, this video glosses over the consequences of overly zealous CPR, which could kill the person whose life you are trying to save, Some clarification of the law in such circumstances would be helpful to all. No one wants to act as a good samaritan only to face prosecution for manslaughter.

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Guderian said on 13 January 2012

In the CPR hard and fast video, Vinnie Jones mentions a broken rib. The results of medically unqualified persons administering CPR could be a lot worse. It's possible to kill the person whose life you are trying to save and subsequently face prosecution for manslaughter. Some clarification of the law in such circumstances would be helpful. People should be encouraged to give appropriate first aid when required, but be aware of the risks.

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Guderian said on 13 January 2012

A word of caution about the advice offered in this video. A long time ago, when I was an enlisted serviceman, I received annual training in first aid, including CPR to the chest, but with a warning. I was told that in giving such first aid in a real situation, If I were to press too hard and too far on the ribs I could possibly damage the heart and therefore finish a victim off. In other words, medically unqualified persons administering CPR who inadvertently killed the person(s) they were trying to help, could possibly face prosecution for manslaughter. Some clarification of the the current law(s) govering such situations would be helpful.

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JohanGouws said on 11 January 2012

What a beauty! With this type of proper bulldog spirit more lives will be saved in Britain!

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