do something else mr award winner, get the BFF to train the volunteers to run courses, the useless contacts can't be bothered to run courses, citing lack of interest. What a joke. Even if one person attends a course it could save a life. idiots
The email contacts for ones I tried were useless, the BFF need to train their volunteers on customer service skills before anything else. When enquiring, you get a response saying their isn't enough interest to run the course Wrong mentality, shame on BFF
If not trained in resuscitation I believe they say go with compressions to encourage people to at least attempt to help but if had training always best to do both. Especially if you don’t know the cause & no clinical reason not to keep away from the mouth. If in a medical setting they would always perform both only we have equipment and don’t perform mouth to mouth but always ventilation along with compressions. Compression only is better than nothing but both together is preferable for a favourable outcome especially after a couple of minutes. Of course prevention is better than cure. People living longer with more complex issues with more & more medications.
I believe so re rescue breaths, although not sure.. don;t the compressions themselvescauses a similar effect to ventilating the lungs? Not sure what the courses teach... although guidelines seem to change every few months including ratios etc. Oh, well.. I guess its better to prevent things like heart attacks in the first place, hence my constant discouragement to people putting on deals here for crisps, chocolates, beer, cakes, pork scratching etc.
No my response is the same anywhere. Plus I’d be struck off if discovered but obviously want to help anyone, anywhere. I spend a lot of time in USA even lived there still help there. Do they not teach lay people to do rescue breathes now? Even If you complete a course? It’s better to perform rescue breaths along with chest compressions but I’m aware that they stated compressions only is better than nothing & to increase the amount of people to attempt resuscitation who are not trained or confident. Though it depends upon the cause of the arrest if a child or respiratory arrest causing it for instance it’s better to do both. To be honest I wouldn’t want to do mouth to mouth on everyone! I have a mask on a keyring I could use.