CPR instructor resuscitated after a heart attack

A 77-year old CPR instructor from England is saved by his students after suffering a heart attack.

Life on the line

David Knowles was teaching a first aid course to his church group a couple of months ago when he started to feel dizzy and weak. He instructed his students, who though he was role playing, on what to do before he passed out.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that can save a life.

Knowles just started his lecture and discussing about cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He went into cardiac arrest. His students called 911 and performed CPR until the arrival of the emergency crews.

Knowles, a retired nurse, stated that if it wasn’t for the students, he would have died. He was place into a medically-induced coma and five weeks later, he is making “excellent progress” at his home in England.

Saving a life with CPR training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that can save a life. The immediate delivery of this skill can improve the chances of survival. You can be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today.

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Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid and CPR class and for more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/151444.php

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