CPR lessons available via NHS following Christian Eriksen’s Euros collapse - @ NHS

Posted 17th Jun 2021
CPR lessons available via NHS following Christian Eriksen’s Euros collapse | Evening Standard

An army of NHS volunteers will be teaching CPR after medics used the procedure to save footballer Christian Eriksen’s life during a Euro 2020 match last weekend.


It comes after St John Ambulance said the Danish player’s collapse sparked a 1,000% increase in calls asking for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, and searches for defibrillator guides were up 1,900%.


England’s national medical director, Professor Stephen Powis who has launched the project in partnership with the ambulance service, said training will also include how to recognise a cardiac arrest and use a defibrillator.



Marking the launch on Thursday, Prof Powis will tell the NHS Confederation Conference it is “clear” that Eriksen’s life was saved by the “urgent medical attention on the pitch”, drawing parallels with former Arsenal star Fabrice Muamba, who was given similar treatment during an FA Cup match in London in 2012.
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