Jonathan Ross meets Resusci Anne
BBC One's Friday Night With
Jonathan Ross had a non-celebrity guest on the show this week
(16 October), in the form of St John Ambulance's Resusci Anne, who
helped him get across the importance of knowing life saving
An idea for the show
During his TV show on Friday 9 October Jonathan Ross said
he was looking around for
after JLS boyband member, JB, did a dance move which resembled
a person taken ill.
'TV shows that demonstrate first aid are proven to make a difference.
St John Ambulance Training Development Manager
St John Ambulance staff spotted the mention and emailed the show
with some suggestions of how Jonathan could help his
audience learn life saving skills, which resulted in a
short sequence at the start of the show where he gave chest
compressions to a dummy, as part of
Learning first aid through music
Research has shown that songs such as Nellie the
Elephant and the Bee Gees' classic,
Staying Alive, can help people keep the
right time needed for effective chest compressions,
with rhythms of roughly 100 beats per minute.
Jonathan helped the audience learn the chest compression
technique by suggesting different tracks that will help them
remember the correct rhythm.
TV shows make a difference
Clive James, Training Development Manager at St John Ambulance,
said: 'TV shows that demonstrate first aid are proven
to make a difference. Earlier this year, a mother was able
to save her daughter's life after she
fell in a pond, because she'd watched a segment on CPR with St
John Ambulance on ITV1's This Morning.
'However there is no subsitute for formal
training and we urge everyone to book onto a course today.'
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