Nelly the elephant packed her trunk

Oh dear, Ressuscie-Annie is looking a bit peaky. Has she had a terrible accident with a marker pen? Goodness, she’s not responding to our questions, even when we flick her ear in an irritating way…..

Hi Annie, are you feeling a bit blue

After all the usual checks (see whole article), we start CPR at 30 compressions then 2 breaths.

Handy Hint of the day: 30 compressions is two verses of “Nelly the elephant”, quite fast.

Eight of us attended Ian Bell’s aquatic first aid course this week. We learned a lot of things, many thanks Ian!

Fuller version of the primary survey and CPR: Having checked for Danger, Airway, Breathing (for 10 seconds) and signs of Circulation (check pinkness, don’t try to take pulse), we can see its an emergency. Special case: If Annie is a drowning victim, (Vat of marker pen ink???) we’d give her 10 breaths now. Otherwise, straight to the next step: Summon Help (112 is best from mobile) and then commence CPR:

30 compressions at 100 per minute, then

2 Breaths, repeat, repeat, repeat…

For  latest CPR guidelines and a lot of other advice, see  St John’s Ambulance  advice pages.

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One Response

  1. The dummy isnt looking too happy, Who tried to slip it some tounge instead of giveing it some breaths? hehehe

    Serously though a cracking course by all acccounts more people should go on it!!!

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