We want to ensure that no one dies through lack of first aid provision.

That’s why we set up the CPR Community Network to ensure that everyone has access to basic life support training in person, online or by using our Resource Hub to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency.

Every body is not the same, but CPR is for everybody

In an emergency, every second counts, and women are statistically less likely to receive bystander CPR than men. This page will teach you how to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a person with breasts.

Learn how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator on a person with breasts

Ask us about the CPR Community Network and how it is helping to save lives

The CPR Community Network is a partnership between St John Ambulance and the NHS and is supported by Ambulance Trusts in England, The British Heart Foundation and Resuscitation Council UK.

The Network’s main objective is to increase out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates across England, with a mixture of face to face initiatives to engage communities on how to perform CPR and use an AED, as well as making community focussed Emergency First Aid resources to increase public confidence to respond in an emergency situation.

Our Partners

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Defibrillators - a guide for rescuers

Understand where you can find a defibrillator, when you should use a defibrillator and who can use a defibrillator

Read our guide