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.

In an emergency, every second counts, in this video we simulate a cardiac arrest and show you how to perform basic life support.

This video will teach you how to carry out a primary survey, how to contact emergency help using a video relay service (VRS), how to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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.

Emergency First Aid Awareness sessions

Why not join an Emergency First Aid Awareness session online! Our Community Advocates discuss a range of topics on basic life support including:

  • Patient care and communication
  • Observations
  • Primary survey
  • Making an emergency call
  • Recovery position
  • Signs of heart attack vs cardiac arrest
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Severe bleeds
  • Using an AED
  • Using the right medical service

Our Partners

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